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Citation:Theorising "Community", in Catherine Forde, Elizabeth Kiely, Rosie Meade (eds), Youth and Community Work in Ireland - Critical Perspectives, Dublin, Blackhall, 2009, pp. 81-104
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The story of community which is most familiar to sociologists, and probably also to most members of Irish society today, is that `community? and `modernity? are antithetical ideas. As modernisation progresses, community weakens its hold, and starts to be seen as regressive, particularistic, and an obstacle to the emergence of an open, cosmopolitan society founded on universalistic individual rights and citizenship.
Author: TOVEY, HILARY
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