Community Building in the Twenty-First Century

Community Building in the Twenty-First Century

by Stanley E. Hyland, Julie Adkins, Marietta Baba, Linda Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 1930618611

ISBN-13: 9781930618619

Pub. Date: 09/01/2005

Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press

"Community" has long been a critical concept for social scientists, and never more so amid the growing economic inequity, natural and human disasters, and warfare of the opening years of the twenty-first century. In this volume, leading scholar-activists develop a conceptual framework for both the theory and practice of building communities. Rethinking the very

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"Community" has long been a critical concept for social scientists, and never more so amid the growing economic inequity, natural and human disasters, and warfare of the opening years of the twenty-first century. In this volume, leading scholar-activists develop a conceptual framework for both the theory and practice of building communities. Rethinking the very concept in light of technological change and globalization, they examine local responses to worldwide trends, study the ways that communities generate and use resources, and evaluate existing theories and approaches to community building to determine the best strategies for fostering community strength and vitality. Their work with groups ranging from refugees, religious charities, and poor urban neighborhoods to tribal peoples, international corporations, and public health agencies demonstrates that local communities contain the seeds for a more desirable future and suggests how we may encourage those seeds to grow.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930618619
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

1Introduction3
2Community assets and the community-building process : historic perspectives25
3Communities after catastrophe : reconstructing the material, reconstituting the social45
4The world as it should be : faith-based community development in America71
5Revitalizing urban communities through a new approach to computer mapping101
6Virtual community : an oxymoron at work? : creating community in a globally distributed work group133
7Community building for health167
8Strengthening communities through research partnerships for social change : perspectives from the institute for community research191
9Community building in the twenty-first century : implications for anthropologists219

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