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  • 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...

  • Thick Moralities, Thin Politicsby Benjamin Gregg

    Duke University Press 2003; US$ 84.95

    Gregg sketches a new moral framework for political theory and public policy. more...

  • Assets in Actionby Deborah Fisher

    Search Institute Press 2003; US$ 26.95

    One of the most challenging tasks we face in our communities is making positive, long-lasting change. This book focuses on establishing change, from the very first steps to the later stages. Accessible and engaging, the book weaves together change theory, research findings from the Search Institute's National Case Study project, and interviews with... 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...

  • 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...

  • Realizing Communityby Vered Amit

    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...

  • Community and Everyday Lifeby Graham Day

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Sociology of Community Connectionsby John G. Bruhn

    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...