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Handbook of community movements and local organizations

Author: Ram A Cnaan; Carl Milofsky
Publisher: New York ; London : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Handbooks of sociology and social research.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This handbook takes voluntary associations as the starting point for making sense of communities. It offers a new perspective on voluntary organizations and gives an integrated, yet diverse, theoretical understanding of this important aspect of community life.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cnaan, Ram A.
Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations.
New York, NY : Springer, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ram A Cnaan; Carl Milofsky
ISBN: 9780387329338 0387329331 9780387757292 0387757295 0387329323 9780387329321
OCLC Number: 1086910786
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 436 p. :) ill., maps.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Handbooks of sociology and social research.
Other Titles: Community movements and local organizations
Responsibility: edited by Ram A. Cnaan, Carl Milofsky.

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This handbook takes voluntary associations as the starting point for making sense of communities. It offers a new perspective on voluntary organizations and gives an integrated, yet diverse, theoretical understanding of this important aspect of community life.

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