Diversity and Community: An Interdisciplinary Reader

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  • Copyright: 2008-06-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Diversity and Community: An Interdisciplinary Reader is a collection of essays exploring the notion of community in its many theoretical, practical, and cultural manifestations. A collection of specially commissioned essays exploring the notion of community in its many theoretical, practical, and cultural manifestations. Discusses the idea of community in its full, cultural context. Deals with issues confronting many diverse groups, including African American, Franco-Canadian, computer-mediated, and gay and lesbian communities. Includes contributions by both eminent schlars and new voices, among them Martha Nussbaum, Jean Bethke Elsthain, D.A. Masolo, Mary Hawkesworth, Lewis Gordon, Maria Lugones, Crispin Sartwell, Duane Champagne, and Frank Cunningham.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction: Diversity and Community
Community and Its Contestations:
Communities and Community: Critique and Retrieval
Community at the Margin
Impure Communities
Identities: The Dynamical Dimensions of Diversity
From Village to Global Contexts: Ideas, Types, and the Making of Communities
Obligation Across Generations: A Consideration in the Understanding of Community Formation
Community, Constitutive Identities, and Resisting Subjects:
Citizenship or Transgression?: Dilemmas of the US Movement for Lesbian/Gay Rights
Diversity, Inequality, and Community: African Americans and People of Color in the United States
Renewing American Indian Nations: Cosmic Communities and Spiritual Autonomy
Nations and Nationalism: The Case of Canada/Quebec
Love, Care, and WomenĘs Dignity: The Family as a Privileged Community
Community and Society, Melancholy and Sociopathy
Community, Culture, and Education:
The Role of Art in Sustaining Communities
Images of Community in American Popular Culture
Virtual Communities: Chinatowns Made in America
Villages, Local and Global: Observations on Computer-Mediated and Geographically Situated Communities
The University as a Universe of Communities
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