Community Development (second Edition): A Critical Approach

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Policy Press, Apr 27, 2011 - Social Science - 226 pages
Community development finds itself in times of unprecedented political, social and economic change, locally and globally, at the same time as divisions between poverty and privilege widen. Building practical approaches to theory and theoretical approaches to practice, this updated and expanded second edition of a bestselling text develops critiques of the changing context and identifies challenges faced by community development both at community level and as a collective force for a more just, equal and sustainable future. Featuring a range of different models of community development and illustrative stories from practitioners in the field, the new edition will be essential reading for practitioners, students and educators involved in community development, youth and community work, social work, health and education.
 

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Contents

one Why empower?
13
two The story of a community
33
three Doing community development
53
four Organising in the community
77
five Collective action for change
97
six The power of ideas
131
seven Critiques of Freire and Gramsci
151
eight Towards a Freireanfeministantiracist pedagogy
177
nine Organising for social transformation
197
References
203
Index
219
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Margaret Ledwith, Youth and Community Development, School of Applied Social Science, University of Cumbria

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