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The Resource Community : pursuing the dream, living the reality, Suzanne Keller

Community : pursuing the dream, living the reality, Suzanne Keller

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Community : pursuing the dream, living the reality
Title
Community
Title remainder
pursuing the dream, living the reality
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Keller
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book tells the story of how a human community comes to be and how aspirations for the good life confront the dilemmas and detours of real life. Suzanne Keller combines penetrating analysis of classic ideas about community with a remarkable and unprecedented thirty-year case study of one of the first "planned unit developments" in America and the first in New Jersey. Twin Rivers, this pioneering venture, featured townhouses and shared spaces for children's play and adult work and play in a society that stresses individual over collective goals and private over public concerns. Hence the timeless questions asked over millennia: How does an aggregate of strangers create an identity of place, shared goals, viable institutions, and a spirit of mutuality and reciprocity? What obstacles stand in the way and how are these overcome? And how does design generate (or deter) community spirit? Inspired by the legacy of Plato, Rousseau, de Tocqueville, and Tönnies, Keller traces the difficult birth and the rich unfolding of Twin Rivers from a former potato field into a vibrant contemporary community. Most community studies remain at a highly descriptive level. This book has both broader and deeper aims, endeavoring to develop principles of the common life as we enter the age of cyberspace. Keller reveals the community of Twin Rivers through a multidimensional social microscope, having monitored the community from the day it opened by participant observation, attitude surveys, the study of collective records, and nearly 1,000 in-depth interviews with homeowners. She offers fascinating insight into how residents maintain privacy, relate to neighbors, cope with social conflict, and develop ideas about the common good. She shows that Twin Rivers residents remain hopeful about the possibility of community despite variable success in achieving their desires. Indeed, she argues that the hard-won experience, more than the utopian ideal, is the true measure of community. Keller concludes that, despite the homogenizing effects of mass communication and globalization, local communities will continue to proliferate in the foreseeable future--due to changing lifestyles and the continuing quest for roots. This important and engaging book will be appreciated by social scientists, architects, physical planners, developers and lenders, and community leaders as well as by the general reader interested in creating a bridge between individualism and community
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Keller, Suzanne
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in cultural sociology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communities
  • Community life
  • Community life
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • Communities
  • Community life
  • New Jersey
Label
Community : pursuing the dream, living the reality, Suzanne Keller
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II. A Community Is Launched
  • Twin Rivers Time Line 1970 -- 2000
  • 4. Twin Rivers: The First Planned Unit Development In New Jersey
  • 5. The Residents Appraise Their Environs
  • 6. Securing The Vox Populi: The Struggle For Self-Government
  • Part II. A Community Is Launched
  • 7. Joiners And Organizers: Community Participation
  • 8. Sociability In A New Community
  • Part II. A Community Is Launched
  • 9. Space, Place, And Design
  • Frontmatter
  • 10. Private And Public: Whose Rights, Whose Responsibilities?
  • 11. Go Fight City Hall: The First Lawsuit
  • 12. Leaders As Lightning Rods
  • 13. Unity And Division, Conflict And Consensus
  • Summary Of Key Findings
  • Part III. Old Imperatives, New Directions
  • 14. The Continuing Salience Of The Local Community
  • 15. Concluding Reflections
  • Epilogue. Is There Community In Cyberspace?
  • Appendix. Overview Of Surveys, 1975-1999
  • CONTENTS
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • TABLES
  • PREFACE
  • Part I. Community as Image and Ideal
  • 1. Community: The Passionate Quest
  • 2. Historic Models Of Community
  • 3. Key Theories And Concepts
Control code
on1041853355
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186665
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv398d2b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041853355
Label
Community : pursuing the dream, living the reality, Suzanne Keller
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II. A Community Is Launched
  • Twin Rivers Time Line 1970 -- 2000
  • 4. Twin Rivers: The First Planned Unit Development In New Jersey
  • 5. The Residents Appraise Their Environs
  • 6. Securing The Vox Populi: The Struggle For Self-Government
  • Part II. A Community Is Launched
  • 7. Joiners And Organizers: Community Participation
  • 8. Sociability In A New Community
  • Part II. A Community Is Launched
  • 9. Space, Place, And Design
  • Frontmatter
  • 10. Private And Public: Whose Rights, Whose Responsibilities?
  • 11. Go Fight City Hall: The First Lawsuit
  • 12. Leaders As Lightning Rods
  • 13. Unity And Division, Conflict And Consensus
  • Summary Of Key Findings
  • Part III. Old Imperatives, New Directions
  • 14. The Continuing Salience Of The Local Community
  • 15. Concluding Reflections
  • Epilogue. Is There Community In Cyberspace?
  • Appendix. Overview Of Surveys, 1975-1999
  • CONTENTS
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • TABLES
  • PREFACE
  • Part I. Community as Image and Ideal
  • 1. Community: The Passionate Quest
  • 2. Historic Models Of Community
  • 3. Key Theories And Concepts
Control code
on1041853355
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186665
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv398d2b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041853355

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