Community and Everyday Life

ISBN-10: 0415340748

ISBN-13: 9780415340748

Edition: 2005

Authors: Graham Day
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Description: '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 aimed at exploring the nature of community, and evaluating its contribution to people's lives and well-being.Drawing on a wealth of international empirical examples and illustrations, this book reviews debates surrounding the idea of community. It examines changing patterns of community life and evaluates their importance for society and for individuals. As well as urban, rural and class-based communities, it explores other contemporary forms of community, such as social movements, communes and 'virtual' gatherings in cyberspace.Truly multidisciplinary, this book will be of interest to students of sociology, geography, political science, and social policy and welfare. Grounded in a wide-ranging review of empirical research, it provides an overview of sociological debates surrounding the idea of community, and relating them to the part community plays in people's everyday conceptions of identity.

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Book details

List price: $53.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Series Editor's Foreword
Preface
The idea of community
Community studies
The rise and fall of 'working class community'
Out of the wreckage: the recovery of community
The divided community
The social construction of community
The global, local and communal
New directions for community
Bibliography
Index
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