Which community?

Whenever I hear talk about communities I struggle. If asked which community I am in, I have to ask in which sense! The word ‘neighbourhood’ may have some class conotations (semiotic?) but fails to have the semantic ties that are easily construed with ‘community’.

Some examples:

Community of place – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_of_place



Community of practice – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communities_of_Practice



Community of position – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communities_of_Position



Community of action – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communities_of_Action



Community of interest – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communities_of_Interest



Community of process – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communities_of_Purpose



Community of circumstance – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communities_of_Circumstance



Community of inquiry – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_of_inquiry


 So which communities are you a member of and in which neighbourhood do you live?



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