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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Overview

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

Appendices:

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

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Contributors

Contributors

  • David Levinson

Reviews

"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

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editorial Board.
List of Entries.
List of Sidebars.
Reader's Guide.
Contributors.
Introduction.
Acknowledgements.
About the Editors.
1: Activist Communities.
2: Adolescence.
3: Adolescents and Landscape.
4: African American Communities.
5: African Americans in Suburbia.
6: Age Integration.
7: Age Stratification and the Elderly.
8: Agoras.
9: Agrarian Communities.
10: Agrarian Myth.
11: Agricultural Scale and Community Quality.
12: Alienation.
13: Alinsky, Saul (1909–1972).
14: Altruism.
15: Amana.
16: Amish.
17: Anarchism.
18: Apartheid.
19: Appalachia.
20: Arcosanti.
21: Aristotle (1909–1972).
22: Artists' Colonies.
23: Ashrams.
24: Asian American Communities.
25: Asset-Based Community Development.
26: Assimilation.
27: Asylum.
28: Auroville.
29: Avatar Communities.
30: Bankruptcy.
31: Bars and Pubs.
32: Barter.
33: Bedroom Communities.
34: Beguine Communities.
35: Birth.
36: Black Economy.
37: Blockbusting.
38: Blogs.
39: Book Clubs and Reading Groups.
40: Boomtowns.
41: Boosterism.
42: Boundaries.
43: Bruderhof.
44: Buddhism.
45: Burgess, Ernest Watson (1909–1972).
46: Burning Man.
47: Calvin, John (1509–1564).
48: Caste.
49: Cattle Towns.
50: Celebration, Florida.
51: Chain Stores.
52: Charisma.
53: Chautauqua.
54: Chernobyl.
55: Child Care.
56: Children.
57: Chinatowns.
58: Christianity.
59: Citation Communities.
60: Cities.
61: Cities, Inner.
62: Cities, Medieval.
63: Citizen Participation and Training.
64: Citizenship.
65: Civic Agriculture.
66: Civic Innovation.
67: Civic Journalism.
68: Civic Life.
69: Civic Structure.
70: Civil Disobedience.
71: Civil Society.
72: Class, Social.
73: Cocooning.
74: Cohousing.
75: Collective Action.
76: Collective Consumption.
77: Collective Efficacy.
78: Colleges.
79: Colonialism.
80: Columbia, Maryland.
81: Common Law.
82: Communications Technologies.
83: Communism and Socialism.
84: Communitarianism.
85: Communities of Opposition.
86: Communities of Practice.
87: Community, Sense of.
88: Community Action.
89: Community Arts.
90: Community Attachment.
91: Community Building.
92: Community Colleges.
93: Community Currencies.
94: Community Development Corporations.
95: Community Development in Europe.
96: Community Empowerment.
97: Community Garden Movement.
98: Community Health Systems.
99: Community in Disaster.
100: Community Indicators.
101: Community Informatics and Development.
102: Community Justice.
103: Community Land Trust.
104: Community Mental Health Centers.
105: Community Organizing.
106: Community Ownership.
107: Community Policing.
108: Community Psychology.
109: Community Satisfaction.
110: Community Schools.
111: Community Studies.
112: Community Supported Agriculture.
113: Computers and Knowledge Sharing.
114: Condominiums.
115: Conflict Resolution.
116: Conflict Theory.
117: Conformity.
118: Confucianism.
119: Congregations, Religious.
120: Congrès Internationaux D'Architecture Moderne.
121: Consumer Culture.
122: Cooperative Extension System.
123: Cooperative Parish Ministries.
124: Corporate Social Responsibility.
125: Counterfeit Communities.
126: County Fairs.
127: Crime.
128: Crowds.
129: Cults.
130: Cultural Ecology.
131: Culture of Poverty.
132: Cybercafes.
133: Cyberdating.
134: Cybersocieties.
135: Cyborg Communities.
136: Damanhur.
137: Dance and Drill.
138: Death.
139: Decentralization.
140: Declining Communities.
141: Democracy.
142: Deviance.
143: Diasporas.
144: Digital Divide.
145: Disabled in Communities.
146: Displaced Populations.
147: Durkheim, Émile (1858–1917).