Community building in the twenty-first century / edited by Stanley E. Hyland.Material type: TextSeries: School of American Research advanced seminar series; Advanced Seminar seriesPublisher: Santa Fe, N.M. : School of American Research, 2005Edition: 1st edDescription: xii, 285 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 1930618611 (cloth : alk. paper); 193061862X (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Communities | Community developmentDDC classification: 307 LOC classification: HM756 | .C63 2005Online resources: Table of contents
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Seminar was a collaboration between the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) and the School of American Research.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Stanley E. Hyland and Linda Bennett -- Community assets and the community-building process : historic perspectives / John van Willigen -- Communities after catastrophe : reconstructing the material, reconstituting the social / Anthony Oliver-Smith -- The world as it should be : faith-based community development in America / Robert V. Kemper and Julie Adkins -- Revitalizing urban communities through a new approach to computer mapping / Stanley E. Hyland and Michelle Owens -- Virtual community : an oxymoron at work? : creating community in a globally distributed work group / Marietta L. Baba -- Community building for health / Noel J. Chrisman -- Strengthening communities through research partnerships for social change : perspectives from the Institute for Community Research / Jean J. Schensul -- Community building in the twenty-first century : implications for anthropologists / Stanley E. Hyland.
“Community” has long been a critical concept for social scientists, and never more so amid the growing economic inequity, natural and human disasters, and warfare of the opening years of the twenty-first century. In this volume, leading scholar-activists develop a conceptual framework for both the theory and practice of building communities. Rethinking the very concept in light of technological change and globalization, they examine local responses to worldwide trends, study the ways that communities generate and use resources, and evaluate existing theories and approaches to community building to determine the best strategies for fostering community strength and vitality. Their work with groups ranging from refugees, religious charities, and poor urban neighborhoods to tribal peoples, international corporations, and public health agencies demonstrates that local communities contain the seeds for a more desirable future and suggests how we may encourage those seeds to grow.