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Rethinking Community through Transdisciplinary Research

Editors: Jansen, Bettina (Ed.)

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  • Offers the first interdisciplinary survey of community research in the humanities and social sciences
  • Explores the state-of-the-art in community research
  • Develops future perspectives for a cross-disciplinary rethinking of community
  • Allows for a novel assessment of the concept’s complexity
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This book offers the first interdisciplinary survey of community research in the humanities and social sciences to consider such diverse disciplines as philosophy, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, disabilities studies, linguistics, communication studies, and film studies. Bringing together leading international experts, the collection of essays critically maps and explores the state of the art in community research, while also developing future perspectives for a cross-disciplinary rethinking of community.

Pursuing such a critical, transdisciplinary approach to community, the book argues, can counteract reductive appropriations of the term ‘community’ and, instead, pave the way for a novel assessment of the concept’s complexity. Since community is, above all, a lived practice that shapes people’s everyday lives, the essays also suggest ways of redoing community; they discuss concrete examples of community practice, thereby bridging the gap between scholars and activists working in the field.

About the authors

Bettina Jansen, Ph.D., is a research assistant and lecturer at the Department of English Literature, TU Dresden, Germany. She is the author of Narratives of Community in the Black British Short Story (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and has published several articles on literary negotiations of community in black British short fiction in academic journals and essay collections. Bettina is also the co-editor of the first German-language handbook on masculinity studies, Männlichkeit: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch (2016, with Stefan Horlacher and Wieland Schwanebeck).


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-28

    Jansen, Bettina

  • Rethinking Sociological Perspectives on Community and Commonality: Contours of Micro-Sociological Community Research

    Pages 31-47

    Grundmann, Matthias (et al.)

  • Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Community: Watchful Indifference and Joint Commitment

    Pages 49-67

    Amit, Vered

  • Diversity in Community: Rethinking Psychological Perspectives on Bridging Differences

    Pages 69-83

    Bond, Meg A.

  • Rethinking Philosophical Perspectives on Community: Prepositional Community

    Pages 85-96

    Goh, Irving

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Community through Transdisciplinary Research
Editors
  • Bettina Jansen
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31073-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31073-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31072-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 311
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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