eBook Encyclopedia of Community, 1st Edition

  • Editor: David Levinson
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412925371
  • ISBN-13: 9781412925372
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1839 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released July 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003
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The print version originally published in 2003, has received the following awards:

  • CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title
  • Library Journal Best Reference 2003
  • RUSA 2003 Outstanding Reference Source

Whether the reader is a student, researcher, or professional in the field of psychology, sociology, or even economics, this four-volume work will provide the necessary definitions of community beyond traditional views.

Edited by the award-winning team at Berkshire Reference and assisted by an editorial board of world-renowned scholars, the Encyclopedia of Community will prove to be one of the most widely used reference works in your collection.

Key features include:

  • 500 signed articles
  • Reader's Guide
  • Master bibliography
  • 250 sidebars


  • Resource Guides
  • Master Bibliography
  • Libraries Build Community
  • Libraries and Popular Culture

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  • David Levinson


"Helpful features include a list of all sidebars, plus the repetition in each volume of a reader's guide and list of resources. The latter provides potential tools for students, while a 4,000-item master bibliography serves the advanced researcher. Interesting appendices include a list of popular novels, books, films television shows and songs featuring the theme of community, and a virtual action plan for using libraries for 'building community.' The result is a tool that will prove essential for the study of sociology for years to come." --Lawrence Looks at Books, May 2004

— Lawrence Looks at Books