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Author Herbrechter, Stefan
Title Returning (to) Communities : Theory, Culture and Political Practice of the Communal
Imprint Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2006
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Descript 1 online resource (409 pages)
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Series Critical Studies, 28 ; v.v. 28
Critical Studies, 28
Note Intro -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- Section One: Conceptualising Communities -- Comprehending Community -- Theorising Europe from the Other Shore: Derrida, Community and the Exemplarity of Europe -- Heterogeneous Community: Beyond New Traditionalism -- Stanley Fish meet Jean-Paul Sartre: Community, Difference and Multicultural Theory -- Thomas Kuhn's Construction of Scientific Communities -- Jean-Luc Nancy: An Attempt to Reduce Community to Ontology -- Webs as Pegs -- Section Two: Communities and Cultural Praxis -- Multilingualism and its Discontents: Hetero-Lingual Collectivity and the Critique of Homo-Lingual Communities -- Cultural Property and Collective Identity -- Community in Resources, Tradition in Knowledge -- Britain's Railway Engineers: The First Virtual Global Communities? -- Nazi fans" but not Neo-Nazis: The Cultural Community of "WWII Fanatics -- Putting the Cult Back into Community -- Mediated Self-Representations: "Ordinary People" in "Communities -- Community and Communities in British Television Ads -- The Bubble of Diaspora: Perpetuating "Us" Through Sacred Ideals -- Section Three: Communities and Political Practice -- The Gay "Community:" Stabilising Political Construct or Oppressive Regulatory Regime? -- Cull MAFF!: The Mobilisation of the Farming Community During the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Epidemic -- Conflict and Cohesion: Official Constructions of "Community" Around the 2001 "Riots" in Britain -- Aboriginal Politics, Self-Determination and the Rhetoric of Community -- Building Heavens, Havens or Hells? Community as Policy in the Context of the Post-Washington Consensus -- Contributors
Returning (to) Communities offers an innovative collection of examples and case studies into what has become a hotly disputed topic. The chapters present a wide-ranging series of interventions into the new debates over the concepts and practices of "community" and the communal. For this book, scholars have been gathered from across Europe and Australia as well as from the United States, and several contributors are involved in community practice. Returning (to) Communities is essential reading to researchers and students in social policy, sociology, ethnic studies, cultural analysis, media studies, and across all of the social sciences and humanities concerned with the communal and the collective
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Herbrechter, Stefan Returning (to) Communities : Theory, Culture and Political Practice of the Communal Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi,c2006 9789042018983
Subject Communities.;Community life.;Community development -- Political aspects
Electronic books
Alt Author Higgins, Michael
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