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- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00
Community is the dark shadow of sociology - an issue around which sociologists always duck and dive. This book examines the reasons for this reticence through an exegesis of contemporary debates. Additionally it utilizes the work of Hannah Arendt to propose an alternative anti-mechanistic and anti-essentialist approach to community and sociality; an... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
? The second edition of Progressive Community Organizing offers a concise intellectual history of community organizing and social movements while also providing practical tools geared toward practitioner skill building. Drawing from social-constructionist, feminist and critical traditions, Progressive Community Organizing affirms the practice... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95
'Community' is so overused both in everyday language as well as in scholarly work that it could easily be dismissed as a truism. However, the persistence of the term itself shows that the idea continues to resonate powerfully in our daily lives, ethnographic accounts as well as theoretical analyses. This book returns a timely and concerted anthropological... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95
'Community' continues to be a persistent theme in political, philosophical and policy debates. The idea of community poses fundamental questions about social inclusion and exclusion, particular versus general interests, identity and belonging. As well as extensive theoretical literature in the social sciences, there is a rich body of social research... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 55.95
This highly topical volume, with contributions from leading experts in the field, explores a variety of questions about membership based organizations of the poor. Analyzing their success and failure and the internal and external factors that play a part, it uses studies from both developed and developing countries. Put together by a group of prestigious... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00
Heidi J. Swarts explores activist groupsÕ cultural, organizational, and political strategies. Focusing on ACORN chapters and church federations, Swarts demonstrates how congregation-based organizing has developed an innovative cultural strategy, and how ACORNÕs national structure allows it to coordinate campaigns quickly. By making these... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 49.95
Community is a key concept in sociology. This book discusses the rationale for community, the varieties of communities, the effect of social change on communities and many other factors of connectedness as the costs for losing it. more...