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  • Returning (to) Communitiesby Stefan Herbrechter; Michael Higgins

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 114.80

    Returning (to) Communities offers an innovative collection of examples and case studies into what has become a hotly disputed topic. The chapters present a wide-ranging series of interventions into the new debates over the concepts and practices of “community” and the communal. For this book, scholars have been gathered from across Europe... more...

  • Playbook for Progressivesby Eric Mann

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 15.00

    An organizing manifesto for the twenty-first century, Playbook for Progressives is a must-have for the activist?s tool kit. This comprehensive guide articulates pragmatically what is required in the often mystifying and rarely explained on-the-ground practice of organizing. Here, Eric Mann distills lessons he learned from over forty years as an organizer,... more...

  • The Sociology of Community Connectionsby John G. Bruhn

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    Many of our current social problems have been attributed to the breakdown or loss of community as a place and to the fragmentation of connections due to an extreme value of individualism in the Western world, particularly in the United States. Not all scholars and researchers agree that individualism and technology are the primary culprits in the loss... more...

  • Contesting Communityby James DeFilippis; Robert Fisher; Eric Shragge

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    What do community organizations and organizers do, and what should they do? Contesting Community addresses one of the vital issues of our day-the role and meaning of community in people's lives and in the larger political economy.It paints a more critical picture of community work which, according to the authors-in both theory and practice-has... more...

  • Celebrating the Third Placeby Ray Oldenburg

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    Nationwide, more and more entrepreneurs are committing themselves to creating and running “third places,? also known as “great good places.? In his landmark work, The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg identified, portrayed, and promoted those third places. Now, more than ten years after the original publication of that book, the time has come to celebrate... more...

  • Entbehrliche der Bürgergesellschaft?by Johanna Klatt; Franz Walter

    transcript 2014; US$ 18.54

    Mitmachen, gestalten, sich für andere einsetzen - zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement hat viele Facetten. Und sie sind alle wichtig, denn die Beteiligung an der Bürgergesellschaft ist nicht zuletzt Beteiligung an der res publica. Die Form der Bürgergesellschaft hat sich in den letzten Jahren allerdings gewandelt: Informelle und flexible Aktivitäten... more...

  • The Neighborhood in the Internetby John M. Carroll

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Today, "community" seems to be everywhere. At home, at work, and online, the vague but comforting idea of the community pervades every area of life. But have we lost the ability truly to understand what it means? The Neighborhood in the Internet investigates social and civic effects of community networks on local community, and how community network... more...

  • Membership Based Organizations of the Poorby Martha Chen; Renana Jhabvala; Ravi Kanbur; Carol Richards

    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...

  • Communities and Networksby Katherine Giuffre

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    In Communities and Networks , Katherine Giuffre takes the science of social network analysis and applies it to key issues of living in communities, especially in urban areas, exploring questions such as: How do communities shape our lives and identities? How do they foster either conformity or innovation? What holds communities together and... more...

  • Communitarian Politics in Asiaby Beng Huat Chua

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    With the collapse of European socialism in the late 1980s, ascendancy of the liberal capitalist democracy and individual self-interest became prevalent in the West. In contrast, many polities in Asia, both by tradition and choice, have explicitly adopted communitarianism as a national ideology, for example Confucianism in Korea, Hong Kong and Japan,... more...