Civic Communion: The Rhetoric of Community Building

Civic Communion: The Rhetoric of Community Building

by David E. Procter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742537021

ISBN-13: 9780742537026

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

How does community arise in and exist through communication? Blending theory and case studies, Civic Communion looks at community-building in rural America and how civic-minded people come together through a variety of ways, such as hosting and attending festivals, addressing conflict, planning the community, and maintaining heritage museums. David E. Procter's

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Overview

How does community arise in and exist through communication? Blending theory and case studies, Civic Communion looks at community-building in rural America and how civic-minded people come together through a variety of ways, such as hosting and attending festivals, addressing conflict, planning the community, and maintaining heritage museums. David E. Procter's insightful work reveals a specific and significant form of community 'talk' that serves to build and sustain community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742537026
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Part I: Orientations and Beginnings Chapter 4 1. The Connection of Communication and Community Chapter 5 2. In Search of Rural Community Part 6 Part II: Civic Communion Case Studies Chapter 7 3. Performing Gender through Local Festival Chapter 8 4. Building Community through Strategic Planning Chapter 9 5. Constructing Community from Conflict Chapter 10 6. Exhibiting Collective Memory Chapter 11 7. Infusing "Spirit" into Community Building Part 12 Part III: Community-Building Lessons Chapter 13 8. Lessons Learned Chapter 14 Works Cited Chapter 15 Index Chapter 16 About the Author

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