Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research

Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations

Editors: Cnaan, Ram A., Milofsky, Carl (Eds.)

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About this Textbook

How citizens and residents come together informally to act and solve problems has rarely been addressed. Little direct research or theory dealing with this subject exists, and correcting that deficit is the task of this book. The book builds a theory of local organizations by presenting contributions from experts in the field of community life - groups such as PTAs, block associations, fraternal organizations, self-help groups (AA), congregations, and even Internet chat clubs. The goal of this book is to form the foundation for a "discipline" in social science study, and be a sophisticated resource that will be useful to practitioners around the world.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cnaan, Ram (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Contemporary Conceptions of Community

    Hunter, Albert

    Pages 20-33

  • Symbolism, Tradition, Ritual, and the Deep Structure of Communities

    Hall, Peter Dobkin

    Pages 34-59

  • Small Towns and Mass Society

    Milofsky, Carl

    Pages 60-73

  • Small Nonprofits and Civil Society: Civic Engagement and Social Capital

    Schneider, Jo Anne

    Pages 74-88

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eBook $69.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.95
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-75729-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations
Editors
  • Ram A. Cnaan
  • Carl Milofsky
Series Title
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-32933-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-32933-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-32932-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-75729-2
Series ISSN
1389-6903
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 436
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