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Symbolic Construction of Community.

Author/Creator:
Cohen a P Staff, author.
Publication:
New York : Routledge Jan. 2002 Florence : Taylor & Francis Group [distributor]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (129 p.)
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Standardized Title:
Symbolic Construction of Community (Online)
Subjects:
Communities -- Cross-cultural studies.
Social structure -- Cross-cultural studies.
Symbolic interactionism -- Cross-cultural studies.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Anthony Cohen makes a distinct break with earlier approaches to the study of community, which treated the subject in largely structural terms. His view is interpretive and experiential, seeing the community as a cultural field with a complex of symbols whose meanings vary among its members. He delineates a concept applicable to local and ethnic communities through which people see themselves as belonging to society. The emphasis on boundary is sensitive to the circumstances in which people become aware of the implications of belonging to a community, and describes how they symbolise and utilis
Contents:
THE SYMBOLIC CONSTRUCTION OF COMMUNITY; Copyright; Contents; Editor's Foreword; Chapter 1 - Introduction; Symbolism and boundary; Symbolism and meaning; Symbol, culture, community; Community: the 'classical' tradition, and Chicago; The debris of Chicago: some myths exposed; Conclusion; Chapter 2 - Symbolizing the Boundary; Introduction; The boundary and social change; Ritual and the boundary; Symbolic reversals and self-awareness; Chapter 3 - Communities of Meaning; Introduction; Community: structure or symbol?; Symbolism and social change; Appearances are deceptive
Appearance and transformationChapter 4 - The Symbolic Construction of Community; Community as a mental construct; Symbolizing the past; Responding to the present: ethnicity and locality; Community and identity; Opposition and boundary: the symbolic construction of community; References; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
Contributor:
Cohen, Anthony P., author.
ISBN:
1-134-94749-6
1-280-32778-2
9786610327782
0-203-13168-1
0-203-32337-8
OCLC:
171115219
Publisher Number:
9780203131688