Towards Understanding Community

People and Places

  • Christopher J. Clay
  • Mary Madden
  • Laura Potts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. People and Places: An Introduction Towards Understanding Community

    1. Christopher J. Clay, Mary Madden, Laura Potts
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Signature Quilt

    1. Roxy Walsh
      Pages 4-8
  4. Locating Community

  5. Justice Within and Between Communities

  6. Building Healthy Communities

About this book


Written in the temporal and political context of the British New Labour Government's ongoing reliance on the word community, academics and activists critically engage here with the range of ways in which contemporary ideas of community are being used and contested. The key focus is on understanding community from action into theory and vice versa.


care community environment ethics globalization Institution Nation politics social policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher J. Clay
    • 1
  • Mary Madden
    • 2
  • Laura Potts
    • 1
  1. 1.York St John UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of YorkUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36018-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59040-3
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