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Description - Towards Understanding Community by Mary Madden

Written in the temporal and political context of the British New Labour Government's ongoing reliance on the word community, academics and activists critically engage here with the range of ways in which contemporary ideas of community are being used and contested. The key focus is on understanding community from action into theory and vice versa.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230542648
ISBN-10: 0230542646
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mary Madden

CHRISTOPHER J. CLAY is Head of Programme for Community Studies, York St John University, UK. Over the last 30 plus years he has occupied a variety of roles within York St John including a period in the 1970s and 1980s as a community worker. His teaching and research interests include the social construction of HIV/AIDS, surveillance and social control, and teaching and learning. MARY MADDEN is Research Fellow, Department of Health Sciences, York University, UK. She has an interdisciplinary background in English Literature, Critical Theory, Sociology and Social and Community Work. Her in