Sociological Work in Communities

  • Mary C. Sengstock
Part of the Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice book series (CSRP)


The gap between academic and applied/clinical sociology is well exemplified by an analysis of the sociological treatment of the concept of “community.” This concept usually rates at least a mention in introductory sociology and social problems textbooks (Broom et al., 1984; Henslin, 1999; Sullivan & Thompson, 1988). But many sociological theory textbooks make no mention of “community,” as indicated by the index and table of contents (Coser & Rosenberg, 1982; Perdue, 1986; Waters, 1994). Community discussions are largely limited to applied and clinical sociology books and journal articles (Alinsky, 1984a,ó; Anderson, 1986; Bridger, 1997; Glassner & Freedman, 1979; Schultz, 1996; Straus, 1984).


Community Development Community Organization Battered Woman Identificational Community Sociological Work 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary C. Sengstock
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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