The Resource Community, Gerard Delanty

Community, Gerard Delanty

Label
Community
Title
Community
Statement of responsibility
Gerard Delanty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The increasing individualism 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 and, in recent years, as an alternative to the state as a basis for politics. Far from disappearing, community has been revived by globalization and by individualism."
  • "Gerard Delanty begins this 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 and postmodern theory, the complications and critiques of multiculturalism, and new manifestations of community within a society where changing 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, lifestyles and gender."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
307
Index
index present
LC call number
HM716
LC item number
.D495 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Key ideas
Label
Community, Gerard Delanty
Publication
Note
Includes Index
Bibliography note
Bibliography:p. 202-218
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Contents
1. Community as an idea: loss and recovery. -- 2. Community and society: myths of modernity. -- 3. Urban community: locality and belonging. -- 4. Political community: communitarianism and citizenship. -- 5. Community and difference: varieties of multiculturalism. -- 6. Communities of dissent: the idea of communication communities. -- 7. Postmodern community: community beyond unity. -- 8. Cosmopolitan community: between the local and the global. -- 9. Virtual community: belonging as communication. -- Conclusion: Theorizing community today
Control code
000023778364
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
ix, 227 p.
Isbn
9780415236850
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2002011277
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.b21576786
System control number
  • la21576786
  • (OCoLC)51623081

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