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Community: 2nd edition
     

Community: 2nd edition

by Gerard Delanty
 

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The increasing individualism of modern Western society has been accompanied by an enduring nostalgia for the idea of community as a source of security and belonging and, in recent years, as an alternative to the state as a basis for politics.

Gerard Delanty begins this stimulating introduction to the concept with an analysis of the origins of the idea of

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The increasing individualism of modern Western society has been accompanied by an enduring nostalgia for the idea of community as a source of security and belonging and, in recent years, as an alternative to the state as a basis for politics.

Gerard Delanty begins this stimulating 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, the complications and critiques of multiculturalism, and its new manifestations within a society where new 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, life-styles and gender

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415496162
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/27/2010
Series:
Key Ideas Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
0.52(w) x 0.77(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Gerard Delanty is Professor of Sociology and Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex, UK. He is the author of the Cosmopolitan Imagination, 2009.

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