Renegotiating Community: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Global Contexts

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Faced with finding a livable response to globalization, many communities are renegotiating their identities and functions and, in some instances, entirely new communities are being formed. Renegotiating Community asks what happens to the autonomy of individuals and communities under the influence of globalization. Original case studies show how a range of communities are renegotiating the meanings of community and autonomy while living with, and sometimes challenging, the processes of globalization. By addressing the coercive and comforting dimensions of community - as well as the need to reconcile conflicting claims to autonomy - this book redraws the conceptual maps through which community, globalization, and autonomy are understood.