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The Seductions of Community free pdf The concept of 'community' is ubiquitous in the way we talk and think about life in the twenty-first century. Political and economic projects from rainforest conservation to urban empowerment zones focus on 'the community' as the appropriate vehicle and target of change. Some scholars see a decline of community and predict dire social consequences- others criticize the concept itself for its ideological baggage and lack of clear definition. Moving the debate to a deeper level, the contributors to this volume aspire to understand the various ways 'community' is deployed and the work it performs in different contexts. They compare the many cases where scholars and activists use 'community' generically with instances in which the notion of community is less pervasive or even non-existent. How does a community facilitate governance or capital accumulation? In what ways does it articulate these two forces in local and translocal contexts? What are the unintended consequences of deploying the concept - and what, too, are the potential consequences of criticizing our fascination with it?

About Gerald W. Creed

Gerald W. Creed is Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College, CUNY

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Author : Gerald W. Creed
Publisher : James Currey
Data Published : 19 October 2006
ISBN : 0852554400
EAN : 9780852554401
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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