Part 1 Introduction: the social landscape of new communities in North America, Dan A. Chekki. Part 2 Theoretical perspectives: using classical theorists to reconceptualize community dynamics, Jonathan H. Turner and Norman A. Dolch. Part 3 New immigrant communities: new immigrant communities in the United States and the ideology of exclusion, Carol Schmid; blurring borders - constructing transnational community in the process of Mexico-US migration, Luin Goldring; new immigrant communities in a suburban region, Mark Baldassare; the attainment of neighbourhood qualities among British, Chinese and black immigrants in Toronto and Vancouver, Eric Fong and Milena Guila. Part 4 The AIDS community: the uncertainty, diversity and change - the AIDS community in New York City, Susan M. Chambre. Part 5 Community in cyberspace: lawyers online - professional identity and boundary maintenance in cyberspace, Debra J. Schleef. Part 6 Enclosed community life: enclosure, community and public life, Dennis R. Judd. Part 7 Communes - utopian communities: the contemporary communal movement, William L. Smith. Part 8 Community dynamics in a new milieu: a new community of old members - old order Mennonites in upstate New York, Daniel B. Lee; cultural dynamics and futuristic scenarios of the Virasaiva community in North America, Dan A. Chekki.