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Title: Inroduction: diverse perspectives on community

Author: Jakes, Pamela J.; Anderson, Dorothy;

Date: 2000

Source: Society & Natural Resources. Volume 13. 2000. pp. 395-397

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: A glance through the table of contents of any social science journal illustrates that social science disciplines define community quite differently. For example, geographers emphasize spatial aspects, economists emphasize work and markets, and sociologists emphasize social interactions and networks in their definitions of communities. As a scientific concept, community is very broad and difficult to define. Forty-five years ago, Hillery (1955) found 94 different definitions of community in the scientific literature, all using some combination of space, people, and social interactions in the definitions. Regardless of how you define community, the concept is central to resource management and use: "Human attitudes and values are vested within community and definitions of resources emerge from community" (Lee et al. 1990, 9).

Keywords: social science, community, urbanization

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Jakes, Pamela J.; Anderson, Dorothy 2000. Inroduction: diverse perspectives on community. Society & Natural Resources. Volume 13. 2000. pp. 395-397

 


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