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Cohesion and Complexity: The State, Community and Communities
Fairbrother, P and Mees, B and Phillips, R and Tyler, M, Cohesion and Complexity: The State, Community and Communities, Wildfire and Power: Policy and Practice, Routledge, P Fairbrother and M Tyler (ed), New York, pp. 33-54. ISBN 9781138370203 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]
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As discussed in the previous chapter, understandings of ‘community’ vary. Usually academic discussions on community highlight the contested nature of defining the concept. Commentators often then proceed with a description of community in terms of three aspects: place, interest and identity. However, the contested nature of community has been questioned. To illustrate, Taksa (2000) argues that there is a commonality in debates concerning the loss of community in that many argue that ‘community’s recovery’ should be based on unity and harmony. In taking a more critical view about community, the argument is that this view obscures the differences and divisions that often mark communities and so perpetuates social inequalities.
|Item Type:||Research Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||wildfire, communication, preparedness, community|
|Research Division:||Human Society|
|Research Field:||Rural sociology|
|Objective Division:||Law, Politics and Community Services|
|Objective Group:||Community services|
|Objective Field:||Structure, delivery and resourcing|
|UTAS Author:||Mees, B (Dr Bernard Mees)|
|Year Published:||2019 (online first 2018)|
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