Handbooks of sociology and social research.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : Creating a frame for understanding local organizations / Ram Cnaan, Carol Milofsky, and Albert Hunter Contemporary conceptions of community / Albert Hunter Symbolism, tradition, ritual, and the deep structure of communities / Peter Dobkin Hall Small towns and mass society / Carl Milofsky Small nonprofits and civil society : civic engagement and social capital / Jo Anne Schneider Community elites and power structure / Rikki Abzug The political-economic gradient and the organization of urban space / Robert P. Fairbanks II Public and private space in urban areas : house, neighborhood, and city / Eugenie L. Birch The development of community information systems to support neighborhood change / Dennis Culhane and Bradley Breuer Describing the community in thorough detail / Sonya Salamon Communities as "big small groups" : culture and social capital / Michael Reisch and Dana Guyet Sense of community and community building / Mary Hyde and David Chavis Friendship and community organization / Rebecca G. Adams and Koji Ueno Self-help groups as participatory action / Thomasina Borkman Online communities / Gustavo S. Mesch Alternative or intentional? Towards a definition of "unusual" communities / Ayala Cnaan and Steve Breyman Frayed community : the gated community movement / Edward J. Blakely Congregations and communities / Joy Charlton Ethnicity and race as resource mobilization in American community civic life and participation : traditional and emerging concerns / John H. Stanfield, II Sustaining racially, ethnically, and economically diverse communities / Phil Nyden Community responses to disaster : Northern Ireland 1969 as a case study / Chris Gilligan The nature of community organizing : social capital and community leadership / Marilyn Taylor Avoid, talk, or fight : alternative cultural strategies in the battle against oligarchy in collectivist-democratic organizations / Joyce Rothschild and Darcy Leach Grassroots social movements and the shaping of history / Jon Van Til, Gabor Hegyesi, and Jennifer Eschweiler Action research : professional researchers in the community / Ben Cairns, Malcolm Carroll, and Margaret Harris Leadership styles and leadership change in human and community service organizations / Hillel Schmid Including and excluding volunteers : challenges of managing groups that depend on donated talent / F. Ellen Netting.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Available in Other Form
Print version: Handbook of community movements and local organizations. New York ; London : Springer, c2008
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