Community and Everyday Life
By (author) Graham Day
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Community and Everyday Life by Graham Day
Book Description'Community' continues to be a persistent theme in political, philosophical and policy debates. The idea of community poses fundamental questions about social inclusion and exclusion, particular versus general interests, identity and belonging. As well as extensive theoretical literature in the social sciences, there is a rich body of social research aimed at exploring the nature of community, and evaluating its contribution to people's lives and well-being. Drawing on a wealth of international empirical examples and illustrations, this book reviews debates surrounding the idea of community. It examines changing patterns of community life and evaluates their importance for society and for individuals. As well as urban, rural and class-based communities, it explores other contemporary forms of community, such as social movements, communes and 'virtual' gatherings in cyberspace. Truly multidisciplinary, this book will be of interest to students of sociology, geography, political science and social policy and welfare. Grounded in a wide-ranging review of empirical research, it provides an overview of sociological debates surrounding the idea of community and relating them to the part community plays in people's everyday conceptions of identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415340748
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Graham Day
Evolution of European Identities, Hardback (June 2012)
Through in-depth analysis of interviews from across Europe, this book explores how European citizens identify themselves with Europe and the development of a 'European mental space.'
Community and Everyday Life, Hardback (February 2006)
Grounded in a wide-ranging review of empirical research, this textbook provides an overview of sociological debates surrounding the idea of community, and relates them to the part community plays in people's everyday conceptions of identity.
Theorizing Nationalism, Hardback (October 2004)» View all books by Graham Day
Theorizing Nationalism provides a comprehensive and accessible review of the main sociological approaches to understanding nations, nationalism and national identities.
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