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: 193061862X

ISBN-13: 9781930618626

Pub. Date: 09/01/2005

Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press

Ten American academics contribute nine chapters aimed at pulling together disparate areas of community and community-building studies and linking them to the development of a new conceptual framework for further anthropological work. The text provides unique insights into the history, current status, and future promise of applied social science in community-building…  See more details below

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Ten American academics contribute nine chapters aimed at pulling together disparate areas of community and community-building studies and linking them to the development of a new conceptual framework for further anthropological work. The text provides unique insights into the history, current status, and future promise of applied social science in community-building endeavors. A range of geographic contexts and research perspectives are included, from resettlements, rural villages, and inner-city neighborhoods to voluntary associations and faith-based organizations, multinational corporations and virtual communities, and community health. Key themes addressed are the importance of attending to existing community relationships, revitalizing or creating community identity and meaning, and encouraging participation and partnerships. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930618626
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 0.70(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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