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The Resource Community, Gerard Delanty

Community, Gerard Delanty

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Community
Title
Community
Statement of responsibility
Gerard Delanty
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The increasing atomization 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. Far from disappearing, community has been revived by transnationalism and by new kinds of individualism. Gerard Delanty begins this stimulating critical introduction to the concept with an analysis of the origins of the idea of community in Western utopian thought, and as a theme in classical sociology and anthropology. He goes on to chart the resurgence of the idea within communitarian thought and postmodern philosophies, the complications and critiques of multiculturalism, and new manifestations of community within a society where changing modes of communication produce both fragmentation and possibilities of new social bonds. Contemporary community, he argues, is essentially a communication community based on belonging and sharing, and can be a powerful voice of political opposition. The communities of today are less spatially bounded than those of the past, but they cannot dispense with the need for a sense of belonging. The communicative ties and cultural structures of contemporary societies have opened up numerous possibilities for belonging based on religion, nationalism, ethnicity, lifestyle and gender. --
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Delanty, Gerard
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Key ideas
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  • Communities
  • Multiculturalism
  • Community life
  • Social action
Label
Community, Gerard Delanty
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Revised edition of the author's Community, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Community as an idea : loss and recovery -- Community and society : myths of modernity -- Urban community : locality and belonging -- Political community : communitarianism and citizenship -- Community and difference : varieties of multiculturalism -- Communities of dissent : the idea of communication communities -- Postmodern community : community beyond unity -- Cosmopolitan community : between the local and the global -- Virtual community : belonging as communication -- Conclusion: theorizing community today
Control code
ocn842298440
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
ix, 251 pages
Isbn
9781138068124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)842298440
Label
Community, Gerard Delanty
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revised edition of the author's Community, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Community as an idea : loss and recovery -- Community and society : myths of modernity -- Urban community : locality and belonging -- Political community : communitarianism and citizenship -- Community and difference : varieties of multiculturalism -- Communities of dissent : the idea of communication communities -- Postmodern community : community beyond unity -- Cosmopolitan community : between the local and the global -- Virtual community : belonging as communication -- Conclusion: theorizing community today
Control code
ocn842298440
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
ix, 251 pages
Isbn
9781138068124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)842298440

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