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Community and Everyday Life : The New Sociology - Graham Day

Community and Everyday Life

The New Sociology

Hardcover Published: 6th August 2006
ISBN: 9780415340731
Number Of Pages: 275

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'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.

Series Editor's Forewordp. vi
Prefacep. ix
The idea of communityp. 1
Community studiesp. 26
The rise and fall of 'working class community'p. 57
Out of the wreckage: the recovery of communityp. 90
The divided communityp. 116
The social construction of communityp. 152
The global, local and communalp. 181
New directions for communityp. 212
Bibliographyp. 247
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780415340731
ISBN-10: 041534073X
Series: The New Sociology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 275
Published: 6th August 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1