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Communities: What They are

  • John Hill

Abstract

People in advanced society generally belong to more than one community; these can vary from geographically distinct locations or religious groups through to common interest associations of all types. There are situations wherein communities will nest, as in the case of a church congregation within a town, some of whose members are also members of the town band. There are professional associations which pay little regard to location, but are nevertheless a strong community in and of themselves — examples are doctors, lawyers, etc.

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Radio Station Local Newspaper Shopping Centre Local Medium Television Station 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Hill
    • 1
  1. 1.UK

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