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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Restorative justice, community action and public protection

Kieran McCartan and Nikki McKenzie.

in Public engagement and social science

May 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 6432 words.

In the UK offenders are dealt with through punishment and/or rehabilitation models. One approach which has been steadily growing in popularity is restorative justice. This is paradoxical as...

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Sharing worlds: managing complex community relationships in challenging times

Hen Wilkinson.

in Public engagement and social science

May 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 4764 words.

This chapter provides an account of the author’s organisation’s work in managing community conflict and the ways in which different methods may be drawn upon to mitigate some of the social...

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Community Building

Sharon E. Milligan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings. 3225 words.

This article will cover the history, theory, and empirical and practical knowledge of community building. Social networks and social ties contribute to informal social control, while...

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Community Planning

Elisheva Sadan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 12202 words.

This entry discusses community planning in the context of community social work. Distinctions are made between community planning as a rational comprehensive process of the planning...

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Community Organization

Jacqueline Mondros and Lee Staples.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9429 words.

The authors review the history of community organization, both within and outside social work, describe the various sociological and social psychological theories that inform organizing...

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Community Garden Interventions

Melvin Delgado.

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis

April 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 6717 words.

This chapter focuses on community gardening as an intervention aimed at addressing obesity. Community gardens originally sprang up in the United States as a response to social and economic...

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Communities in Schools

William M. Epstein.

in The Masses are the Ruling Classes

April 2017; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 6685 words.

Chapter 6 describes, evaluates, and reinterprets the private sector social service program Communities in Schools as a ceremony of social values rather than as a successful response to a...

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Social research, community engagement and learning through partnerships: a collaborative project

Stella Maile, Grace Aciro, Bethany Addicott, Laylee Arfsarpour, Joe Fitt, Georgia Leonard, Michael Nash and Annabelle Wilson.

in Public engagement and social science

May 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 3357 words.

This chapter outlines focus group research to gather information about the health and advice needs of older people living on a council estate in Bristol, UK. It also captured memories and...

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Community-Based Food Initiatives

Melvin Delgado.

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis

April 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 5857 words.

This chapter focuses on community-based food initiatives aimed at addressing obesity. Community-initiated interventions predicated on social justice principles bring to the forefront goals...

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Class, Inequality and Community Development

Edited by Mae Shaw and Marjorie Mayo.

June 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 280 pages.

This book, the second title in the Rethinking Community Development series, starts from concern about increasing inequality worldwide and the re-emergence of community development in public...

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Neighborhood/Community-Focused Assets

Melvin Delgado.

in Baby Boomers of Color

December 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 5366 words.

This chapter examines the potential of baby boomers of color to make significant contributions to their communities and society through various forms of community service, referred to here...

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Community unionism: looking backwards, looking forwards

Marjorie Mayo, Pilgrim Tucker and Mat Danaher.

in Class, Inequality and Community Development

June 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 5925 words.

The importance of building alliances based upon shared community and trade union interests is a theme with resonances from the history of community development, both in Britain and beyond....

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Individualism and community in historical perspective

Jon Lawrence.

in Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship

September 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 6464 words.

This chapter argues that we need to stop seeing individualism and community as irreconcilable opposites, and stop fixating on idealised and nostalgic models of face-to-face community....

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Community Economic Development

Margaret Sherrard Sherraden and Lisa Reyes Mason.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty. 4052 words.

Community economic development (CED) is an integrated and community-driven approach to development aimed at generating wealth, capabilities, and empowerment in low-income and low-wealth...

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Class, inequality and community development: editorial introduction

Mae Shaw and Marjorie Mayo.

in Class, Inequality and Community Development

June 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 7392 words.

In contexts across the world, community development is being rediscovered as a cost-effective intervention for dealing with the social consequences of global economic restructuring that has...

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Race, class and green jobs in low-income communities in the US: challenges for community development

Sekou Franklin.

in Class, Inequality and Community Development

June 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 5287 words.

This chapter focuses on green jobs programs that targeted low-income residents, especially Blacks living in chronically distressed communities. The period under study begins with the date...

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Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship

Edited by Shana Cohen, Christina Fuhr and Jan-Jonathan Bock.

September 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 314 pages.

This book examines local responses to political and economic crises in Germany and the UK. In Germany, the influx of refugees has thrown into question state capacity to cope with crisis and...

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Community development: (un) fulfilled hopes for social equality in Poland

Anna Bilon, Ewa Kurantowicz and Monika Noworolnik-Mastalska.

in Class, Inequality and Community Development

June 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 5301 words.

This chapter argues that community development policies may contribute to perpetuating social inequalities in spite of the very concept of community development being ideologically...

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Rural–urban alliances for community development through land reform from below

Edited by María Elena Martínez-Torres and Frederico Daia Firmiano.

in Class, Inequality and Community Development

June 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 5673 words.

This chapter describes the alliances for land rights between urban and rural workers in the area of Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. The authors focus on the community development experience of the...

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Transformative education and community development: sharing learning to challenge inequality

Anindita Adhikari and Peter Taylor.

in Class, Inequality and Community Development

June 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy. 5475 words.

This chapter reflects on the relationship between knowledge, power and education and applies this to a discussion on India’s education policy trajectory and outcomes. The chapter then...

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