Place and interest communities may well coincide – for example in the case of places where many of those who live there work in the same industry – such as was the case in ‘mining villages’.
Socialists such as William Morris talked similarly of ‘fellowship’: Fellowship is heaven, and lack of fellowship is hell; fellowship is life, and lack of fellowship is death; and the deeds that ye do upon the earth, it is for fellowship’s sake ye do them. 4; first published in The Commonweal 1886/7) Community can also be approached as a descriptive category or set of variables (see below).
In practice the two are entwined and often difficult to separate (Frazer 2000: 76).
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Here we will initially explore community in three different ways (after Willmott 1986; Lee and Newby 1983; and Crow and Allen 1995).
As: There is, of course, a strong possibility that these different ways of approaching community will also overlap in particular instances.
As such it may well be used to bring together a number of elements, for example, solidarity, commitment, mutuality and trust.
It comes close to the third of the ideals that were inscribed on many of the banners of the French Revolution – fraternity (the others, as you will most likely remember, were liberty and equality).
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