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Participation, community, and public policy in a Virginia suburb : of our own making

Author: Patricia Farrell Donahue
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]
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Participation, Community, and Public Policy in a Virginia Suburb: Of Our Own Making challenges the conventional wisdom that we can diagnose the vitality of modern American communities using just the few participation trends routinely tracked in social research, such as voting or volunteering. Through the story of Pimmit Hills, Virginia, author Patricia Farrell Donahue shows that a community is really the sum of  Read more...
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Donahue, Patricia Farrell.
Participation, community, and public policy in a Virginia suburb.
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017035157
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Farrell Donahue
ISBN: 9781498529761 1498529763
OCLC Number: 991070115
Awards: Winner of Ross Netherton Prize for History 2018
Description: xiv, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: All Types of Participation Shape a Community --
Frontier Days in Suburbia: Building Houses, Then Creating a Community --
Pushing a String: The Quest for Basic Public Services --
Making a Difference: Individuals Influencing Events --
Making Your Own Fun: Marooned Suburbanites Create a Local Social Life --
This Just In ...: Creating a Community Information Network --
Silent Majority and Civil Rights: Evolving Views of "Them" and "Us" --
Love Thy Neighbor? --
We, The Community: The Many Lives of a Civic Association --
The Changing Landscape --
Exploring Participation for Insight into Community.
Responsibility: Patricia Farrell Donahue.

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