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’.
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?