The Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World explores the topic at the heart of social initiatives and academic endeavors from around the world.
Community, a subject that lies at the heart of dozens of social initiatives and academic endeavors, has at last been explored in a resource large enough to encompass its variety and complexity. The Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World is the creation of a global team, led by senior academic editor Karen Christensen of Berkshire Publishing Group, of nearly 400 scholars and professionals. The encyclopedia captures the fullness of our deep and contradictory responses to community, drawing on the work of historians, sociologists, anthropologists, town planners, and experts from a variety of other disciplines and some twenty countries.
Robin Jarrett, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Dennis R. Judd, University of Illinois, Chicago, William Metcalf, Griffith University, Roberta Moudry, Cornell University, Ray Oldenburg, University of West Florida, Sonya Salamon, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Thomas H. Sander, Harvard University, Michael H. Shuman, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, Michael Zuckerman, University of Pennsylvania