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Rethinking Community Research

Inter-relationality, Communal Being and Commonality

Authors: Studdert, David, Walkerdine, Valerie

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  • Uses Market-Town as a case study to demonstrate a new approach to how we research 'community'
    Places sociality at the center of the investigation, focusing on the relational linkages within a community
    Links the analytical framework to social policy through explorations of volunteering and community policing

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This book sheds new light on the complex inter-relations that make up class, power, local history and space. It turns community thinking on its head by understanding community not as an object but as a relational process with sociality at its core. Based on fieldwork from one market town and the work of Hannah Arendt, it demonstrates how a new approach to social practices can illuminate our understanding of commonality and communal being. Whilst community has become both a much-derided and much-touted term, this thought-provoking work shows that it is at the heart of social process. It will appeal to researchers of sociology, social policy, politics, public health and geography, as well as those involved in public policy design and implementation.




About the authors

David Studdert is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK. 
Valerie Walkerdine is Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51453-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-70312-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Community Research
Book Subtitle
Inter-relationality, Communal Being and Commonality
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51453-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51453-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-70312-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 231
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