Abstract

In today’s society the term ‘Community’ is frequently used. Politicians, religious leaders, policy makers and the media are repeatedly utilizing the concept to describe a particular scenario. Traditionally, sociologists have been fascinated with community, within a theoretical and geographical context. At the centre of the community is the debate of how external agencies work with the local community and how social policy can work at a local level. The aim of this paper is to critically explore the debate around community and how the subject has re-established itself within the discipline of sociology. To justify the arguments surrounding the Sociology of Community the author uses a case study of The United Kingdom.
LanguageEnglish
Pages91-98
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Review of Social Sciences and Humanities
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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The Re-Invention of Sociology of Community. / Halsall, Jamie.

In: International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 8, No. 1, 10.2014, p. 91-98.

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