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Outline of community


The following outline is provided as an overview of topics relating to community.

A community is a group of people whose identity as a group lies in their interaction and sharing. Many factors may affect the identity of the participants and their degree of adhesion, such as intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs and risks.

Contents

  • Types of communities 1
    • Geographic and physical communities 1.1
      • Global community 1.1.1
    • Ideational or abstract communities 1.2
    • Associative communities 1.3
      • Cooperatives 1.3.1
    • Other 1.4
  • Actual communities 2
    • Online communities 2.1
  • Community concepts, movements and schools of thought 3
    • Academic subjects 3.1
    • Community development 3.2
    • Virtual community concepts 3.3
    • Other community topics 3.4
  • Community institutions 4
  • Lists 5
  • See also 6
  • Resources 7
  • External links 8

Types of communities

Geographic and physical communities

Human geography – who people are and where they live

Global community

  • World community – global aspects of community from the perspective of governance and the humanities
  • International community – global aspects of community from the perspective of governance and the humanities
  • Global village – global aspects of community from the perspective of telecommunications

Ideational or abstract communities

  • Business community – total body of business people its relationships and interactions
  • Religious community – total body of religious people its relationships and interactions
  • Scientific community – total body of scientists, its relationships and interactions
  • Epistemic community – those who accept one version of a story
  • Discourse Community – users of a particular style of language
  • Moral community – group of people drawn together by a common interest in living according to a particular moral philosophy
  • Voluntary association – group of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement to accomplish a purpose
  • Cooperative – group of persons who join together (co-operate) to carry on an economic activity of mutual benefit

Associative communities

Community of...

  • cause or bring about social change
  • Circumstance – group of people bound together because of circumstances usually beyond their control
  • Interest – group of people who share a common interest or passion
  • Place – group of people bound together because of where they spend a continuous portion of their time
  • Position – group of people who share a particular station in life (such as teenage years, marriage, parenthood, etc.)
  • Practice – group of people who choose to collaborate over an extended period to share ideas, find solutions, and build innovations.
  • Purpose – group of people who are going through the same process or are trying to achieve a similar objective

see Group (sociology)

Cooperatives

Other

Actual communities

Lists of communities, co-ops, etc.:

Lists of virtual communities:

The world community:

Note to dialup users: the following lists are massive

Online communities

Community concepts, movements and schools of thought

Academic subjects

Community development

Community development – efforts to improve communities:

  • Community organizing – process by which people are brought together to act in common self-interest
  • Community building – the more informal (or intangible) aspects of community development; the establishment, broadening and deepening of links between community members
  • Community economic development – efforts to improve the material aspects of local communities
  • Community development planning – Public participatory and usually interactive town or neighborhood planning and design
  • Community practice – type of social work practice that focuses on community level interventions
  • Community service – service (voluntary or compulsory) that a person performs for the benefit of his or her local community

Virtual community concepts

Virtual community Virtual community – group of people communicating with each other by means of information technologies:

See also Category:Virtual reality communities

Other community topics

Community institutions

Lists

See also

Other uses of the term "community"

Resources

See: List of community topics: Resources

External links

  • Encyclopedia of Informal Education


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