Category Archives: Community

Mobility in Urban Social Events – Towards Organizational Transvergence

The paper explores the emergence of territories that are constituted through spontaneous assembling of self-organized communities resulting in what we term urban social events. A concrete event is employed, namely Embros, an open occupation of an abandoned public building in … Continue reading

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Cultural Neuroscience and the Collective Good

What is the role of the individual in the collective good? From Rosa Parks to Mother Theresa, human history is rife with examples of prosocial change brought about by individual heroism. In this chapter, we explore the importance of the … Continue reading

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Creating a Community of Readers

This article addresses another aspect of communal development: creating a community of readers that is school-wide in character. For most of this century, educators have taught reading as isolated sets of skills to be mastered and then applied incontext. Students’ … Continue reading

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Whose culture has capital? A Critical Race Theory discussion of Community Cultural Wealth

This article conceptualizes community cultural wealth as a critical race theory (CRT) challenge to traditional interpretations of cultural capital. CRT shifts the research lens away from a deficit view of Communities of Color as places full of cultural poverty disadvantages, … Continue reading

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Action Research Meets Critical Pedagogy – Theory, Practice, and Reflection

This article describes and critically examines the collaborative research process between an urban university’s research center and its community partners. The authors link the theoretical framework of collaborative research, participatory action research, and critical pedagogy to their personal experiences involving … Continue reading

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Sustainable tourism pedagogy and academic-community collaboration: A progressive service-learning approach

This article proposes a progressive, experiential and collaborative approach to sustainable tourism pedagogy (STP). Six core STP literacies (technical, analytical, ecological, multi-cultural, ethical, policy and political) are identified, which guide skill and knowledge development for the sustainability practitioner . These … Continue reading

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Beyond Attachment to Parents: Children Need Community

Natural parenting is often equated with attachment parenting, and that is fine as long as we are careful about what we mean by “attachment.”  Children are not designed, by nature, to attach just to the mother, or just to the … Continue reading

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The Collective Leadership Framework for Community Change

Collective leadership is still an emerging field, so there is not one,common definition. It is, however, about embracing and marshalling human, cultural and technological resources in ways that enable local people to work together to improve their communities for the … Continue reading

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Community Structure in Large Complex Networks

In this paper, we establish the definition of community fundamentally different from what was commonly accepted in previous studies, where communities were typically assumed to be densely connected internally but sparsely connected to the rest of the network. A community … Continue reading

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Structure and Overlaps of Communities in Networks

One of the main organizing principles in real-world social, information and technological networks is that of network communities, where sets of nodes organize into densely linked clusters. Even though detection of such communities is of great interest, understanding the structure … Continue reading

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