Community / Edition 1

Community / Edition 1

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by Gerard Delanty, Delanty Gerard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415236851

ISBN-13: 9780415236850

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"The increasing individualism of modern society has been accompanied by an enduring nostalgia for the idea of community as a source of security and belonging in an increasingly insecure world and, in recent years, as an alternative to the state as a basis for politics. Far from disappearing, community has been revived by globalization and by individualism." Gerard…  See more details below

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"The increasing individualism of modern society has been accompanied by an enduring nostalgia for the idea of community as a source of security and belonging in an increasingly insecure world and, in recent years, as an alternative to the state as a basis for politics. Far from disappearing, community has been revived by globalization and by individualism." Gerard Delanty begins this introduction to the concept with an analysis of the origins of the idea of community in western utopian thought, and as an imagined pristine condition equated with traditional societies in classical sociology and anthropology. He goes on to chart the resurgence of the idea within communitarian thought and postmodern theory, the complications and critiques of multiculturalism, and new manifestations of community within a society where changing modes of communication produce both fragmentation and the possibilities of new social bonds. Contemporary community, he argues, is essentially a communication community based on new kinds of belonging. No longer bounded by place, we are able to belong to multiple communities based on religion, nationalism, ethnicity, lifestyles and gender.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415236850
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Key Ideas Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Community as an idea: loss and recovery7
2Community and society: myths of modernity28
3Urban community: locality and belonging50
4Political community: communitarianism and citizenship72
5Community and difference: varieties of multiculturalism92
6Communities of dissent: the idea of communication communities111
7Postmodern community: community beyond unity131
8Cosmopolitan community: between the local and the global149
9Virtual community; belonging as communication167
Conclusion: Theorizing community today186
Notes196
References202
Index219

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Community 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From dis. 10. Rest is at half res 6 i think...