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Contesting Community: The Limits and Potential of Local Organizing (Hardback)

James DeFilippis, Robert Fisher, Eric Shragge

Edité par Rutgers University Press, United States, 2010
ISBN 10: 0813547555 / ISBN 13: 9780813547558
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Titre : Contesting Community: The Limits and ...

Éditeur : Rutgers University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. What do community organisations and organisers do, and what should they do? For the past thirty years politicians, academics, advocates, and activists have heralded community as a site and strategy for social change. In contrast, Contesting Community paints a more critical picture of community work which, according to the authors-in both theory and practice-has amounted to less than the sum of its parts. Their comparative study of efforts in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada describes and analyses the limits and potential of this work. Covering dozens of groups, including ACORN, Brooklyn s Fifth Avenue Committee, and the Immigrant Workers Centre in Montreal, and discussing alternative models, this book is at once historical and contemporary, global and local. Contesting Community addresses one of the vital issues of our day-the role and meaning of community in people s lives and in the larger political economy. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780813547558

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Synopsis : What do community organizations and organizers do, and what should they do? For the past thirty years politicians, academics, advocates, and activists have heralded community as a site and strategy for social change. In contrast, Contesting Communities paints a more critical picture of community work which, according to the authors-in both theory and practice-has amounted to less than the sum of its parts. Their comparative study of efforts in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada describes and analyzes the limits and potential of this work.

Critique: "This book offers the most incisive, compelling treatment of community organizing that I have seen. As a study of the strategic challenges of community-based action, it is not only authoritative but also highly original in its combination of sure-handed historical grasp, careful intellectual critique, and practical engagement with important community efforts taking place on the ground."--William Sites "School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago "

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