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Symbolic Construction of Community : Key Ideas - Anthony P. Cohen

Symbolic Construction of Community

Key Ideas

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Published: 27th June 1985
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Anthony Cohen makes a distinct break with earlier approaches to the study of community, which treated the subject in largely structural terms. His view is interpretive and experiential, seeing the community as a cultural field with a complex of symbols whose meanings vary among its members. He delineates a concept applicable to local and ethnic communities through which people see themselves as belonging to society. The emphasis on boundary is sensitive to the circumstances in which people become aware of the implications of belonging to a community, and describes how they symbolise and utilise these boundaries to give substance to their values and identities.

ISBN: 9780415046169
ISBN-10: 0415046165
Series: Key Ideas
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 27th June 1985
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.8  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1