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1st Edition

Community Life

ISBN 9780745011981
Published March 1, 1994 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1994. The sociology of community is currently undergoing something of a revival, and this book has been written with the aim of contributing to this process in a number of ways. First of all, it draws attention to the burgeoning literature on sociological aspects of community life. Secondly, its bring together the various studies considered here into a more coherent whole than they possess as simply a collection of separate pieces of research.

Table of Contents


  1. Old and New Themes in the Sociology of Community
  2. The Way Things Were: Community Life in Past Generations
  3. The Restructuring of Communities: The Impact of Economic Change
  4. Moving In and Moving On: The Significance of Geographical Mobility
  5. Ethnicity, Solidarity and Exclusion: Race and Spatial Social Segregation
  6. Home Ownership and Home Life: Changing Ideals of Housing and Domesticity
  7. Remaking Communities: Urban Redevelopment and Community Action
  8. Community and Social Policy: Care and Control
  9. Conclusions: The Continuing Importance of the Sociology of Community


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