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Roots for Radicals is a distillation of the IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation) philosophy and its unique approach to community organizing. The IAF is the oldest and largest institution for community organizing in the United States. For sixty years, its mission has been to train people to take responsibility for solving the problems in their own communities and to renew the interest of citizens in public life. The IAF, now headed by the author, Edward T. Chambers, has taken founder Saul Alinsky's original vision, refined it, and created a sophisticated national network of citizens' organizations. One of the key activities is its 10-day training sessions for community organizers.

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The Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) is the oldest and largest institution for community organizing in the United States. This resource for organizers presents a distillation of the IAF philosophy and its approach to community organizing. Topics include, for example, the relational meeting, the practice of public life, and broad-based organizing for the twenty-first century. Chambers has headed the IAF since 1972.
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Synopsis:

Presents a summary of the philosophy of the Industrial Arts Foundation by its current leader and an account of its extraordinary founder, Saul Alinsky.

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Inspired by the Arab Spring, which continues to effect changes throughout the Middle East, and the global Occupy movement, many are looking toward community organizing as a realistic, tried, and tested way to address our many global problems. This book is the first to explore the diverse history of community organizing, telling stories of its successes and failures and uncovering the lessons that can be applied today. It analyzes contemporary examples from all over the world—against wider theoretical frameworks—and examines their ability to contribute to sustainable social change.

Synopsis:

Roots for Radicals is a distillation of the IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation) philosophy and its unique approach to community organizing. The IAF is the oldest and largest institution for community organizing in the United States. For sixty years, its mission has been to train people to take responsibility for solving the problems in their own communities and to renew the interest of citizens in public life. The IAF, now headed by the author, Edward T. Chambers, has taken founder Saul Alinsky's original vision, refined it, and created a sophisticated national network of citizens' organizations. One of the key activities is its 10-day training sessions for community organizers.

About the Author

Dave Beck manages the postgraduate programs in community development at the University of Glasgow. 
Rod Purcell is director of community engagement at the University of Glasgow.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Studs TerkelIntroduction: The Industrial Areas Foundation: Social Knowledge, Power, and Politicians1. The World As It Is and the World As It Should Be2. The Relational Meeting3. Broad-Baed Organizing: An Intentional Response to the Human Condition4. Relationships: Private and the Public5. The Practice of the Public Life: Research, Action, and Evaluation6. Reflections of an Organizer7. Broad-Based Organizing for the Twenty-First Century: United Power for Action and Justice8. Thoughts on Twenty-First Century ChallengesAppendixNotes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826414991
Foreword:
Terkel, Studs
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Foreword by:
Terkel, Studs
Foreword:
Terkel, Studs
Author:
Chambers, A.
Author:
Purcell, Rod
Author:
Chambers, Edward T.
Author:
Beck, Dave
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Community development
Subject:
Community organization
Subject:
Community power
Subject:
Group relations training
Subject:
Communication in community development.
Subject:
Political Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Community development -- United States.
Subject:
Community organization -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies City Specific
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
GTR-183
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.75 x 0.6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Presents a summary of the philosophy of the Industrial Arts Foundation by its current leader and an account of its extraordinary founder, Saul Alinsky.
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Inspired by the Arab Spring, which continues to effect changes throughout the Middle East, and the global Occupy movement, many are looking toward community organizing as a realistic, tried, and tested way to address our many global problems. This book is the first to explore the diverse history of community organizing, telling stories of its successes and failures and uncovering the lessons that can be applied today. It analyzes contemporary examples from all over the world—against wider theoretical frameworks—and examines their ability to contribute to sustainable social change.
"Synopsis" by ,
Roots for Radicals is a distillation of the IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation) philosophy and its unique approach to community organizing. The IAF is the oldest and largest institution for community organizing in the United States. For sixty years, its mission has been to train people to take responsibility for solving the problems in their own communities and to renew the interest of citizens in public life. The IAF, now headed by the author, Edward T. Chambers, has taken founder Saul Alinsky's original vision, refined it, and created a sophisticated national network of citizens' organizations. One of the key activities is its 10-day training sessions for community organizers.
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