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More Th an a Furry Companion: Th e Ripple Effect of Companion Animals on Neighborhood Interactions and Sense of Community Lisa J. Wood, 1 Billie Giles-Corti, Max K. Bulsara, and Darcy A. Bosch Th e University of Western Australia Abstract Companion animals (pets) exemplify the affinities

In: Society & Animals
Author: Eveliina Ojala

1 Introduction 1 This article combines Finnish Lutheran confirmation preparation participants, their perception of their local parish, their social media use and their experience about the sense of community. In a wider perspective, this study is related to adolescents’ religiosity studies

In: Journal of Youth and Theology

universities, usually organized pre-arrival, and those running these ‘Common Reads’ (as they are often known) find they promote a sense of community pre-arrival and ease freshers’ nerves about transferring to a new stage of life. But although pre-arrival shared reading is relatively common in the US it is also

In: Logos
Author: Kenneth Hall


In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
In: The Stewardship of Higher Education

This article studies the way in which the crimes of the communist regime have been dealt with since the late Soviet period, and the way the legacies of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) have been subject to reevaluation. During the Soviet period, policies such as the rehabilitation of victims of mass repression were initiated from above, while the documentation of human rights violations and revelations of mass repressions and death by hunger were undertaken by the dissident movement from below. Since the late perestroika period, the focus on the crimes of the communist regime has been used by the opposition in Ukraine in the struggle for the restitution of group rights. Affirmative action concerning the Ukrainian language, culture and history was seen as the restoration of historical justice. This resulted most recently in the adoption of so-called ‘decommunization’ laws, which has been a controversial and contested issue in Ukraine. The article discusses the factors that shaped the way Ukraine has handled the communist past and constructed new narratives, and reflects on the reason why a ‘politics of regret’ has not resonated yet with political actors involved in the state legitimization struggle.

In: International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity
Jews and Christians under the Roman Empire shared a unique sense of community. Set apart from their civic and cultic surroundings, both groups resisted complete assimilation into the dominant political and social structures. However, Jewish communities differed from their Christian counterparts in their overall patterns of response to the surrounding challenges. They exhibit diverse levels of integration into the civic fabric of the cities of the Empire and display contrary attitudes towards the creation of trans-local communal networks. The variety of local case studies examined in this volume offers an integrated image of the multiple factors, both internal and external, which determined the role of communal identity in creating a sense of belonging among Jews and Christians under Imperial constraints.
Authors: Nicholas Wise and John Harris

Much research has assessed the influence of association football in an age of increased migration. Whilst a great deal of this work has looked at the international movement of elite professional players, far less research has examined the ways in which football plays a role in the everyday lives of people who are not professional athletes. Football is a sport not commonly associated with the Dominican Republic where baseball has assumed a hegemonic place in the sporting landscape, but its presence there provides insights into the country’s social and political geography. This chapter discusses how football has forged some presence in the Dominican Republic by focusing on the migration of Haitian nationals into the country. Haitians have been using football as a way to unite their communities and establish a sense of place in the Dominican Republic. This chapter assesses how these Haitian migrants use the game as a means of creating a community and developing a common focal point. Through participant observation and semi-structured interviews with Haitians currently residing in the Puerto Plata province this work may help us construct new understandings of the ways in which migrants use the sport to both assimilate into new surroundings and retain a link to home. Notions of in place/out of place are reflected upon to detail contestations of identity and how the sport reconstructs place meanings through transnational movements across boundaries.

In: It's How You Play the Game: International Perspectives on the Study of Sport
Author: Carl Milofsky
This article argues the position that the symbolic sense of community is a product of action by associations and larger community-based organizations. It draws on a theory from urban sociology called “the community of limited liability.” In the past this theory, first articulated by Morris Janowitz, has mostly been used to argue that residents living in a local neighborhood feel a sense of identification with that area to the extent that the symbolism of that neighborhood has been developed. This article extends Janowitz’s theory to apply to local associations and their efforts to create activities, movements, and products that encourage residents to expand their sense of symbolic attachment to a place. We argue that this organizational method has long been used by local associations but it has not been recognized as an organizational theory. Because associations have used this approach over time, communities have a historical legacy of organizing and symbol creating efforts by many local associations. Over time they have competed, collaborated, and together developed a collective vision of place. They also have created a local interorganizational field and this field of interacting associations and organizations is dense with what we call associational social capital. Not all communities have this history of associational activity and associational social capital. Where it does exist, the field becomes an institutionalized feature of the community. This is what we mean by an institutional theory of community.