Social Connections.- Conceptions of Community.- Common Ties.- Fragmented Ties.- Communities in Crisis.- Communities of Exclusion and Excluded Communities.- Connections of Faith.- Vital Bonds.- The Social Internet.- Solitary Communities.
Social Connections Introduction Our Earliest Connections Transmitting Culture and Beliefs Environment and Modeling Generalizing Attachment Experiences When Social Bonding Fails Attachments Across the Lifecycle Community Attachments Shifting Values, Changing Connections Purposeful Connections Summary Questions for Discussion;- Conceptions of Community: Past and Present Introduction European Conceptions of Community American Conceptions of Community Contemporary Urban Sociology Social Movements and Conceptions of Community Loose Connections: Moving to the Center of the Continuum Summary Questions for Discussion;- Common Ties: Immigrant, Refugee, and Ethnic Communities Introduction A New Evolving Multi-Ethnic America Newcomers with Old Connections Adaptation The Ethnic Neighborhood and Its Networks The Health Effects of Immigration Summary Questions for Discussion;- 4. Mobile Communities: The Tentative Ties of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Introduction Regional Migration Patterns Becoming a Sojourner Migrant Communities: The Colonias Migrant Camps La Familia: Survival and Adaptation Different Migrants, Different Cultures, Different Connections Positive Connections The Health of Farmworkers The Health Care Disconnection New Connections The Role of Culture in Health Services Utilization Summary Questions for Discussion;- Fragmented Ties: The Poor and the Homeless Introduction Who Are the Homeless? Poverty and Homelessness as Indicators of National Health Social Connections and Networks: The Urban Poor and Homeless The Shelter: Temporary Connections Rural Homelessness Poverty and Homelessness: Processes of Disconnectedness Summary Questions for Discussion;- Communities in Crisis: Reconnecting Frayed Social Ties Introduction How Disasters Change Social Ties Reconnecting Through Collective Coping Resilience, Social Capital, and Rebuilding Continuing Disasters Threats of Disaster Summary Questions for Discussion;- 7. Communities of Exclusion and Excluded Communities: Barriers to Neighboring Introduction Communities with Walls and Gates Private Neighborhoods and Tentative Neighboring Excluded Communities Social Inclusion Summary Questions for Discussion;- Connecting Seniors: Social Networks of Value Introduction Connectedness and Aging Attitudes Toward Aging in Different Cultures Aging: Different Degrees of Connectedness Aging, Disconnections, and Modernization Longevity and a Healthy Lifestyle Aging and Networking Livable Communities for Seniors Summary Questions for Discussion;- Connections of Faith: Religion as Community Introduction Changing Connections The Religious Community in Transition The Growth and Civic Engagement of Non-Christian Immigrants Religious/Spiritual Connections Religion, Spirituality, and Health Religious Groups, Spiritual Capital, and Forgiveness Religious Communities and Health Religion and Disease Prevention Faith-Based Communities and Organizations Summary Questions for Discussion;- Vital Bonds: Social Support, Social Networks, and Health Introduction Understanding Social Support Social Support Shaped by Culture Social Support and Social Networks Social Support, Social Networks, and Health Self-Help and Support Groups Social Support and Community Health The Effects of Acculturation and Social Change on Family and Community Cohesion Summary Questions for Discussion;- The Social Internet: Cybercommunities Introduction The Scope of Internet Diffusion The Networked Family The Effects of Internet Diffusion Community Networks The Virtual Organization The Virtual Self Internet Ethics Summary Questions for Discussion;- Virtual Connections in New Work Environments Introduction