Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations

  • Ram A. Cnaan
  • Carl Milofsky

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ram Cnaan, Carl Milofsky, Albert Hunter
    Pages 1-19
  3. Albert Hunter
    Pages 20-33
  4. Carl Milofsky
    Pages 60-73
  5. Rikki Abzug
    Pages 89-101
  6. Sonya Salamon
    Pages 146-162
  7. Mary Hyde, David Chavis
    Pages 179-192
  8. Rebecca G. Adams, Koji Ueno
    Pages 193-210
  9. Thomasina Borkman
    Pages 211-226
  10. Gustavo S. Mesch
    Pages 227-242
  11. Edward J. Blakely
    Pages 257-266
  12. Joy Charlton
    Pages 267-280
  13. Jon Van Til, Gabor Hegyesi, Jennifer Eschweiler
    Pages 362-377
  14. Ben Cairns, Margaret Harris, Malcolm Carroll
    Pages 378-394
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 427-436

About this book


How citizens and residents come together informally to act and solve problems has rarely been addressed. Little direct research or theory dealing with this subject exists, and correcting that deficit is the task of this book. The book builds a theory of local organizations by presenting contributions from experts in the field of community life - groups such as PTAs, block associations, fraternal organizations, self-help groups (AA), congregations, and even Internet chat clubs. The goal of this book is to form the foundation for a "discipline" in social science study, and be a sophisticated resource that will be useful to practitioners around the world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ram A. Cnaan
    • 1
  • Carl Milofsky
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social Policy & PracticeUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyBucknell UniversityLewisburgUSA

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