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Progressive Community Organizing: A Critical Approach for a Globalizing World

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This interdisciplinary textbook offers a comprehensive view of the central issues facing progressive community organizers who seek to mobilize those negatively impacted by local, national, and global social policies and practices. Intended for both undergraduate and graduate students in social work, it aims to articulate the depth of the subject by introducing students to the philosophical, political, and sociological theories that inform community organizing and advocacy. These topics are explored in detail through such examples as the labour movement, environmental organizing, feminist movements, and faith-based movements as a way to inform social work community practice. The author emphasizes the importance of a thorough understanding of why and how people get together to effect change in their own communities. Ongoing debates and controversies that face organizers and advocates in the social work profession are also considered. Each chapter includes relevant discussion questions for reflection, as well as a list of useful books and websites for further inquiry. Also included are numerous case studies from community efforts in Post-Katrina New Orleans, many of which the author has been involved in herself, providing a recent and widely recognized series of real world examples that will be easily accessible for students and professors around the world.

Synopsis:

Progressive Community Organizing offers an innovative perspective on the central issues facing progressive community organizers who seek to mobilize with those negatively impacted by local, national, and global economic and social policies and practices. The book suggests a broad interpretation of "community" that includes geographic, transnational and identity perspectives. This interdisciplinary text explores the underpinnings of community organizing and social movement work, grappling with enduring and emergent issues, including self-awareness, issue framing, identity politics, and global justice. Written in an engaging and challenging style, this textbook is ideally suited for use in both undergraduate and graduate courses that explore the theory and practice of community organizing and advocacy in today's global society.

Table of Contents

Introduction — The self-aware organizer — Theories and ideas for the progressive organizer — Learning from social movements — Critical organizing frameworks — Organizing people : constituencies and coalitions — Toward empowering organizations — Language matters : issue framing and communication — Tactics for change — Toward solidarity : understanding oppression and working with identity politics — Religious and spiritual aspects of organizing — Global justice : organization and resistance.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203893586
Subtitle:
A Critical Approach for a Globalizing World
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Loretta Pyles
Author:
Pyles, Loretta
Subject:
Community organization
Subject:
Social action
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Politics-Activism and Peace Studies
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090113
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
191

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"Synopsis" by , Progressive Community Organizing offers an innovative perspective on the central issues facing progressive community organizers who seek to mobilize with those negatively impacted by local, national, and global economic and social policies and practices. The book suggests a broad interpretation of "community" that includes geographic, transnational and identity perspectives. This interdisciplinary text explores the underpinnings of community organizing and social movement work, grappling with enduring and emergent issues, including self-awareness, issue framing, identity politics, and global justice. Written in an engaging and challenging style, this textbook is ideally suited for use in both undergraduate and graduate courses that explore the theory and practice of community organizing and advocacy in today's global society.
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