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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