Temporal conceptions of community in a sponsored urban setting ( Israel).

H. Hazan

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The social reality of an urban rehabilitation project is examined through the prism of three time perspectives as embedded in three corresponding perceptions of community. Based on fieldwork conducted in an Israeli neighborhood administered by a national renewal scheme, the paper unfolds the various time-related dilemmas engendered by the operation of the project and portrays the strategies adopted by members of staff (community and social workers as well as residents) in constructing socially reinforced images of community. Each of these images attests to a respective temporal pattern which is both an emergent property of the social context at hand and a generation of its structure. This perspective provides an analytic device with which issues of community boundaries and transformation in interests and relationships could be reconsidered. -Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-64
Number of pages32
JournalUrban Anthropology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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