SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Community Studies

Editor/Author Blackshaw, Tony
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Sage UK

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4129-2843-4
Category: Social Sciences
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This book defines the current identity of community studies, provides a critical but reliable introduction to its key concepts, and is an engaging guide to the key social research methods used by community researchers and practitioners.

Share this

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction and User Guide
  • Setting the Record Straight: What is Community? And What Does it Mean Today?
  • Community as Theory
  • A Theory of Community
  • Hermeneutic Communities
  • Liquid Modern Communities
  • Postmodern Communities
  • Community as Method
  • Action Research
  • Community Profiling
  • Community Studies
  • Ethnography
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Community as Place
  • Cosmopolitanism, Worldliness and the Cultural Intermediaries
  • Liminality, Communitas and Anti-Structure
  • Locality, Place and Neighbourhood
  • Virtual Communities
  • Community as Identity/Belonging
  • Community and Identity
  • Imagined Communities
  • The Symbolic Construction of Community
  • Community as Ideology
  • Communitarianism
  • Imaginary Communities
  • Nostalgia
  • The 'Dark Side' of Community
  • Community as Policy and Practice
  • Community Action
  • Community Development
  • Community Partnerships
  • Community Regeneration
  • Community Youth Work
  • Leisure and its Communities
  • Political Community
  • Social Capital