Rethinking Community Research

Inter-relationality, Communal Being and Commonality

  • David Studdert
  • Valerie Walkerdine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Setting Out the Analytic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Studdert, Valerie Walkerdine
      Pages 3-26
    3. David Studdert, Valerie Walkerdine
      Pages 27-47
  3. Developing the Analytic and Exploring Market-Town

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. David Studdert, Valerie Walkerdine
      Pages 51-73
    3. David Studdert, Valerie Walkerdine
      Pages 75-94
    4. David Studdert, Valerie Walkerdine
      Pages 95-125
    5. David Studdert, Valerie Walkerdine
      Pages 127-160
  4. Communal Beingness and Social Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. David Studdert, Valerie Walkerdine
      Pages 163-185
    3. David Studdert, Valerie Walkerdine
      Pages 187-210
    4. David Studdert, Valerie Walkerdine
      Pages 211-220
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-231

About this book

Introduction

This book sheds new light on the complex inter-relations that make up class, power, local history and space. It turns community thinking on its head by understanding community not as an object but as a relational process with sociality at its core. Based on fieldwork from one market town and the work of Hannah Arendt, it demonstrates how a new approach to social practices can illuminate our understanding of commonality and communal being. Whilst community has become both a much-derided and much-touted term, this thought-provoking work shows that it is at the heart of social process. It will appeal to researchers of sociology, social policy, politics, public health and geography, as well as those involved in public policy design and implementation.

Keywords

Hybridity Plurality Action Inter-relationality Communal being-ness Human social activity Arendt

Authors and affiliations

  • David Studdert
    • 1
  • Valerie Walkerdine
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social SciencesCardiff University CardiffUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesCardiff UniversityCardiffUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51453-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-51452-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-51453-0
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