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Community Spirit: Small-Town Identities That Bind

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines what residents understand as the most important sources of community spirit in their towns. It is widely believed that small towns do encourage community participation, but the ... More


Introduction

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book examines why many Americans choose to live in small towns—and what it means to do so. Drawing on in-depth semistructured qualitative interviews with more than 700 people currently living in ... More


Concluding Reflections: Community in Small Towns

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter considers the various factors that contribute to residents' sense of community in small towns. The discussion draws from Suzanne Keller's ethnographic study of community life in which ... More


Social Conflicts as Pillars of Democratic Market Society

Albert O. Hirschman

in The Essential Hirschman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159904
eISBN:
9781400848409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159904.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter extols the virtues of bargaining, tension, and conflict as means to experiment and compromise—without leading to false consensus or conformity. Whereas much of social theory sees ... More


Community spirit

Katharine Mumford and Anne Power

in East Enders: Family and community in East London

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344960
eISBN:
9781447302179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344960.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at the community spirit of these two neighbourhoods. It identifies why the people living in these areas think community spirit matters, what signs they see of it, and whether they ... More


East Enders: Family and community in East London

Katharine Mumford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344960
eISBN:
9781447302179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344960.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

What impact do poor neighbourhood conditions have on family life? Why does ‘neighbourhood’ matter to low-income families? How important is community spirit to people living in deprived areas? Does ... More


Neighbourhood Care Scheme: the ‘Coronation Street’ model of community care

Marylynn Fyvie-Gauld and Sean de Podesta

in Care, community and citizenship: Research and practice in a changing policy context

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348715
eISBN:
9781447301608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348715.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter draws on an evaluation of a Neighbourhood Care Scheme in Brighton and Hove. It presents a unique example of community and community spirit, and demonstrates how volunteering can flourish ... More


Hurricane Rita and the New normal: Modified Communication and New Traditions in Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes

Keagan Lejeune

in Culture after the Hurricanes: Rhetoric and Reinvention on the Gulf Coast

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734904
eISBN:
9781621032540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734904.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter talks about the changes in what became the “new normal” in New Orleans after Hurricane Rita, such as the communication of communal concern, feelings of solidarity and togetherness, and ... More


Hamiltonhill: A Pioneering Slum-Clearance Scheme

Seán Damer

in Scheming: A Social History of Glasgow Council Housing, 1919-1956

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440561
eISBN:
9781474453936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440561.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter describes the construction, tenanting and management of an experimental scheme for slum-dwellers, utilising a largely unnoticed clause of the 1919 Housing Act. It shows how the scheme ... More


Reading Oklahoma!

Tim Carter

in Oklahoma!: The Making of an American Musical

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106190
eISBN:
9780300134872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106190.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the reviews and evaluation of the musical Oklahoma!. It explains that later accounts of the musical have tended to focus on its design and also on Richard and Oscar Hammerstein ... More


South Pollok: ‘The Bundy’

Seán Damer

in Scheming: A Social History of Glasgow Council Housing, 1919-1956

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440561
eISBN:
9781474453936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440561.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter describes the development of the very small South Pollok ‘Intermediate’ scheme, an anomaly in the Pollok area. The housing was largely in 3-storey tenemental form with flat roofs and ... More


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