Community

Fetch Headings.ExtraData
Below are groups and resources (books, articles, websites, etc.) related to this topic. Click on an item’s title to go its resource page with author, publisher, description/abstract and other details, a link to the full text if available, as well as links to related topics in the Subject Index. You can also browse the Title, Author, Subject, Chronological, Dewey, LoC, and Format indexes, or use the Search box.
Particularly recommended items are flagged with a red logo:

Connexions Library

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Putnam, Robert D.
Book
2000
Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the...
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World
Macy, Joanna
Book
1998
A guidebook for dealing with the despair that stands in the way our our changing the world.
The Communistic Societies of the United States
Nordhoff, Charles
Book
1875
Describes a dozen Utopian societies.
Communitas: Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life
Goodman, Paul & Percival
Book
1947
Visions of urban life.
Community Dreams: Ideas for Enriching Neighbourhood and Community Life
Berkowitz, Bill
Book
1984
A compilation of vignettes, fragments and thought starters that provides stimulating ideas for practical community transformation.
Connexions Annual 1989: A Social Change Sourcebook: Information and ideas about social and environmental alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Book
1989
The Connexions Annual is simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives.
Connexions Annual 1994: A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1994
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
Connexions Library: Community & Urban Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on community and urban issues.
Dark Age Ahead
Jacobs, Jane
Book
2004
A dark age is a culture's dead end. Jacobs argues that our society is facing the coming of a dark age.
Exploring Your Neighbourhood
Scanlon, Tom
Book
1984
A guide for children to learn more about their neighbourhoods.
Fighting for Hope: Organizing to Realize Our Dreams
Kuyek, Joan Newman
Book
1990
Detailed information and advice on how to organize a group for social change.
For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future
Daly, Herman E. and Jr. Cobb , John B
Book
1989
The authors argue that America's growth-oriented, industrial economy has led to environmental problems and propose an alternative economic paradigm.
Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite
Levine, Bruce E.
Book
2011
Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, ener...
Healing the Wounds: The Promise of Ecofeminism
Plant, Judith
Book
1989
An anthology of writings on ecofeminism.
Home!: A Bioregional Reader
Andruss, Van, Plant, Christopher, Plant, Judith, Wright, Eleanor
Book
1990
A guide to the vision and strategy of bioregionalism.
Land and Community: Crisis in Canada's Countryside
Sim, R. Alex
Book
1988
Sim's thesis is that rural society is overlooked due to urban dependence upon "great associations," economies of scale, and other socio-cultural institutions of unmanageable size.
Men's Work: How to Stop the Violence that Tears Our Lives Apart
Kivel, Paul
Book
1992
Helps men understand the spectrum of male violence and contains helpful exercises so they can make alternatives to violence.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 18, 2014: The Commons
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2014
From its beginnings, one of capitalism's prime imperatives has been an all-out and never-ceasing assault on the Commons in all its manifestations. Common land, common water, public ownership -- anythi...
Reimaging America: The Arts of Social Change
O'Brien, Mark; Little, Craig
Book
1990
More than 40 artist-contributors using video as their medium describe and analize how they create art as part or their struggle to alter mass culture and to reconnect with the communities which inspir...
Remaking Society
Bookchin, Murray
Book
1989
Resource Manual for A Living Revolution: A Handbook of Skills & Tools for Social Change Activists
Coover, Virginia, Deacon, Ellen, Esser, Charles, Moore, Christopher
Book
1977
A manual for people who are concerned or angered by the deterioration of our society and who, because they have some sense that their efforts can have an effect on change, are looking for tools to tra...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Sex-Pol: Essays 1929-1934
Reich, Wilhelm; (Baxandall, Lee, ed.)
Book
1934
Wilhelm Reich's writings from his Marxist period, outlining his thoughts about sexual and political liberation.
Surviving America's Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy
Levine, Bruce
Book
2007
The rate of depression in the United States has increased more than tenfold in the last fifty years, and American mental health institutions have become part of the problem rather than the solution. T...
Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation
Sennett, Richard
Book
2012
Richard Sennett contends that "living with people who differ -- racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically -- is the most urgent challenge facing civil society today. We tend socially to avoid...
Transition Initiatives Primer
Article
2009
A comprehensive document about embarking on a transition journey. A Transition Initiative is a community (lots of examples here) working together to look Peak Oil and Climate Change squarely in the ey...
Worldchanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century: A User's Guide for the 21st Century
Steffen, Alex ed
Book
2007
A User's Guide to the 21st Century is a compendium of everything a generation of environmental activists has to offer.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Canadian Cohousing Network
Resource for the cohousing movement which seeks to create and maintain neighbourhoods which emphasize a supportive, inter-generational community, common facilities and participation by all members usi...
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
Advocate for accessible, affordable, high quality, comprehensive, not for profit child care for every Canadian.
Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Deutschsprachiges Kommunitariernetz
Das Netzwerk der deutschsprachigen Kommunitarier. Ein Forum zur Beteiligung an moralischen Dialogen im deutschen Sprachraum und darber hinaus in Europa und den USA.
New Society Publishers
New Society Publishers' mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact upon the e...
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
A coalition of 133 community-based immigrant and refugee service agencies located throughout the province of Ontario.
Ontario Public Health Association
To enhance the health of all the people of Ontario and to eliminate all preventable health problems.
Seven News
A community newspaper based in the 'Ward 7' area of Toronto: east of downtown, from Sherbourne Street to Logan Avenue, including Don Vale, Cabbagetown, Regent Park, Riverdale, St. Jamestown. Seven New...
David Suzuki Foundation
Since 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation has worked to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. Focussing on four program areas -- oceans and sustainable fishin...
Winchevsky Centre (Morris Winchevsky School)
The Winchevsky Centre is a progressive secular Jewish community centre offering intergenerational cultural and educational opportunities emphasizing Jewish history and traditions. Programs reflect a s...
Woodgreen Community Centre
Committed to a comprehensive community approach to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for all people of East Toronto.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
Loving More
A place to explore polyamory, to connect with others of like mind, to explore the possibilities of honest multi-partnered relationships and to learn how to make polyamorous relating work. We are a national organization and resour...
National Museum of American History
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History dedicates its collections and scholarship to inspiring a broader understanding of our nation and its many peoples. We create opportunities for learning, stimulate imaginations,...
The Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of our social problems are side-ef...

Sources Library

The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Community Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to community issues in the Sources directory for the media.