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COVID-19 and Uncertain Intimacy

State–Society Relations in Urban China and Beyond

Jialing Luo

greatly from the Western conceptualisation of the neighbourhood organisation as ‘a loose form of self-governing voluntary association’ ( Read 2012: 3 ). Describing the former as ‘extensions of the state’ and the latter as a non-state zone, Benjamin L. Read

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The Democracy of Everyday Life in Disaster

Holding Our Lives in Their Hands

Nancy L. Rosenblum

Neighbors inhabit a distinct social sphere. After we take account of organized political life, work, voluntary associations, social circles, friends, and family, there is this remainder. Its importance owes to the depth and intensity of interests

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Peter Levine

2000: 367–401 ). In Bowling Alone , Robert Putnam focuses on national voluntary associations that organized local chapters, which he sees as fundamental to 20th-century civil society. He shows that they expanded their membership steadily between 1900