xvi, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
1. Social connections 2. Conceptions of community : past and present 3. Common ties : immigrant and ethnic communities 4. Fragmented ties : the poor and the homeless 5. Communities in crisis : reconnecting frayed social ties 6. Communities of exclusion and excluded communities : barriers to neighboring 7. Connections of faith : religion as community 8. Vital bonds : social support, social networks and health 9. The social internet : cybercommunities 10. Solitary communities : disconnecting from the common good.
"This graduate-level text explains how our early connections and attachments are formed and discusses past and present conceptions of community. The Sociology of Community Connections is highly recommended for classes in sociology, social work, social and cultural anthropology, community psychology, communications, criminal justice, and urban planning."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.