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Author Ledwith, Margaret, author

Title Community development : a critical approach / Margaret Ledwith
Edition Second edition
Published Policy Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (248 pages)
Contents Opening thoughts: Unprecedented political times -- ONE Why empower? -- TWO The story of a community -- THREE Doing community development -- FOUR Organising in the community -- FIVE Collective action for change -- SIX The power of ideas -- SEVEN Critiques of Freire and Gramsci -- EIGHT Towards a Freirean-feministanti-racist pedagogy -- NINE Organising for social transformation -- References -- Index
Summary 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.
Subject Community development.
Form Electronic book
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