Community Development: A Critical Approach

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Policy Press, 2011 - Social Science - 226 pages
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"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 andsustainable 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."--Publisher's website.
 

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Contents

Unprecedented political times
1
1 Why empower?
13
2 The story of a community
33
3 Doing community development
53
4 Organising in the community
77
5 Collective action for change
97
6 The power of ideas
131
7 Critiques of Freire and Gramsci
151
8 Towards a Freireanfeminist antiracist pedagogy
177
9 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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