Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations in the 21st Century

  • 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-xiii
  2. Community Theory

  3. Associations

  4. Social and Community Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Stephen W. Stoeffler
      Pages 265-280
    3. Robert Fisher, James DeFilippis, Eric Shragge
      Pages 281-297
    4. Margaret A. Post
      Pages 299-308
  5. Institutional Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Michele A. Kelley, Rachael D. Dombrowski
      Pages 405-422
    3. Brandn Green, Kristal Jones
      Pages 423-435
    4. Carl Milofsky
      Pages 437-446
  6. Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 467-467
    2. Heather S. Feldhaus, Paul Deppen III
      Pages 497-510
    3. Katherine Anne MacTavish
      Pages 511-526
    4. Rosemary Frasso, Shimrit Keddem, Jesse M. Golinkoff
      Pages 527-549

About this book


This new handbook builds on The Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations published in 2007, and is the only resource defining the field of study related to small nonprofit organizations and to studying communities from the standpoint of associations that make up communities. It explores the history and conceptualizations of community, theoretical concepts in community organizations, social movements ranging from health to crime, and community practice methods. Further it provides authoritative statements of major theory areas, gives examples of different sub areas of the field, provides guidance to people working as practitioners in the field, and nicely coincides with the increasing interest in clinical sociology. This handbook is of great interest to academics, students and practitioners with an interdisciplinary resource to understand and collaborate in work with contemporary communities. 


Conceptualizing Community Community at Work Developing Communities in Organizational Settings Community and Personal Identity Community Social Work Climate Theory and the Study of Communities Community and Social Movement Organizations Community-Labor Partnerships for Social and Economic Justice Local Communities and Organizational Development Management of Volunteers in Community Organizations National Association of School Psychologists Community Empowerment Community Organizing in the Information Age Politics of Transnational Community Development Promoting Spatial Equity Community Approaches for Addressing Crime and Violence Community and Environmental Design

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77415-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77416-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6903
  • Series Online ISSN 2542-839X
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