Community Without Community in Digital Culture presents the view that our digital culture is determined not by greater connection, but by the separation and gap that is a necessary concomitant of our fundamental technicity.
This book explores the contributions that research, with refugees and with faith-based organizations for example, makes to strengthen community development and consequently promote active citizenship and social justice. Hannah Berry, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Juan Camilo Cock, Praxis, UK Adam Dinham, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Rebecca Herron, University of Lincoln, UK Daniella Holland, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Hannah Jones, Open University, UK Vaughan Jones, Praxis, UK Green Nyoni, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Gabi Recknagel, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Alison Rooke, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Chrissie Tiller, Goldsmiths, London University, UK Jane Watts, National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, UK Robin Wright, University of Lincoln, UK
This is a comprehensive overview of the field of Community Interpreting. It explores the relationship between research, training and practice, reviewing the main theoretical concepts, describing the main issues surrounding the practice and the training of interpreters, and identifying areas of much needed research in answering those issues.
In the first book-length study of this topic, D.W. McKiernan examines the way mainstream commercial cinema represents societys complex relationship with the idea and practice of community in the context of rapidly changing social conditions. Films examined include Ae Fond Kiss , The Idiots and Monsoon Wedding .
The focus of this book is on how community comes to influence political behaviour; it takes an interdisciplinary approach blending the fields of community psychology, sociology, and political science.
• A unique and comprehensive guide to putting on a community play. • Essential source book for universities and colleges and students of Community Theatre/Theatre Studies. • A step-by-step handbook for local community groups, amateur players and youth theatres that helps to avoid the pitfalls when staging a community play. • Enables members of the public with no prior knowledge to learn how to put on a community theatre show - now a regular fixture in the annual calendar both in the UK and internationally. From the origins of the community play as religious celebration to the many varied forms it takes today, this book provides useful background for the student as well as an essential guide to the myriad tasks and decisions facing any community play organiser. With detailed advice on the preparation, planning and execution required to achieve success, the author also offers essential tips for the creative processes, administrative hurdles and technical headaches that must be overcome.
Applying research into assessments of community theatre, epidemiology, and young peoples shared and private stories using a wide range of methodologies, this book explores the potential efficacy of community theatre to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania with reference to several other comparable sites in Africa.
Community is a central idea in urban studies but remains conceptually vague and empirically difficult to work with. Building on existing theories of community, Talja Blokland offers an important contribution to defining and understanding this key theme. Blokland argues that there has been too much focus on community as a stable construct, formed by durable relationships with kin, friends, social groups or neighbours. She draws attention to the non-durable, fluid encounters that constitute community, theorizing communities as shared urban practices in a globalizing world. The book proposes two core ways of thinking about community: the dimension of familiarity, defined by our ability to construct identities, and the dimension of access, defined by our freedom to enter and leave urban spaces. These dimensions form various urban configurations which enable us to experience and practise community in diverse ways. As this book maintains, community is after all an urban practice, not a fixed state of affairs. Talja Blokland is Professor of Urban Sociology at the Humboldt University, Berlin
Theoretical and philosophical work on community has yielded multifold definitions and analytical frameworks. Kenneth C. Bessant reflects on the inherent complexity and diversity of this deeply intersubjective aspect of lived social experience. He explores the relational underpinnings of early and more contemporary approaches to the study of community, with a particular emphasis on their core assumptions, concepts, and tenets. Each of these perspectives offers a relatively distinct interpretation of community, while also revealing the intrinsically relational fabric of its perpetual emergence, dynamism, and transformation. The being-with of relational social existence is the fundamental basis upon which all conceptions of community are built, and this is the epicenter around which the book revolves. Community is born of, exists within, and brings forth social relations. It is a living expression of relational willing, thinking, and acting. Kenneth C. Bessant is Professor of Rural Development at Brandon University, Canada. His academic publications span a number of research areas: multidimensional scale analysis, typological method, sustainable livelihoods, and community development.