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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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Commodifying community

Akwugo Emejulu.

in Community development as micropolitics

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 6072 words.

This chapter focuses on the micropolitics of community development from 1992 to 1997 in the United States. There are two discourses identified for analysis: The ‘Revitalisation discourse’...

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Community Transformation

Tina P. Kruse.

in Making Change

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Organizations. 5452 words.

This chapter provides a foundational overview of community development theory as fodder for connecting community change to youth social entrepreneurship. The chapter includes special...

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Community development as micropolitics

Akwugo Emejulu.

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Organizations. 192 pages.

Through a comparative analysis of American and British community development since 1968, this book aims to examine how key political and policy debates social justice and social welfare and...

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Community Change Process

Leslie Hollingsworth, Larry M. Gant and Patricia L. Miller.

in A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change

July 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 6112 words.

Abstract: This chapter summarizes and discusses the planning phase of the community change process that comprised the three Good Neighborhoods phases (planning, readiness, and...

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Community Groups in Context

Edited by Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore.

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Organizations. 320 pages.

Whilst there is a growing body of literature on formal voluntary organisations, relatively little research has been undertaken into the roles and functioning of small, informal, below the...

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Community Organising Against Racism

Edited by Gary Craig.

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Organizations. 368 pages.

This book blends theory and practice-based case studies to review how different community development approaches can empower minority ethnic communities to confront racism and overcome...

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The Meaning of Community

David G. Blumenkrantz.

in Coming of Age the RITE Way

June 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 9685 words.

This chapter explores the concept of reciprocity through examples contained in the vision quest narrative in chapter 3. It explores and expands on community psychology’s definitions for...

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Re-Imagining Contested Communities

Edited by Elizabeth Campbell, Kate Pahl, Elizabeth Pente and Zanib Rasool.

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Organizations. 192 pages.

This is a book that challenges contemporary images of place. Too often we are told about deprived neighbourhoods but rarely do the people who live in those communities get to shape the...

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The balancing act: community agency leadership in multi-ethnic/multiracial communities

Morris Beckford.

in Community Organising Against Racism

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 4592 words.

This chapter presents the author's reflections on the question of whiteness and white privilege from the perspective of one who has achieved a substantial leadership position, acknowledged...

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Safe spaces and community activism

Zanib Rasool.

in Re-Imagining Contested Communities

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 2290 words.

This chapter tells the story of community development in Rotherham and discusses some implications for policy and practice. The 1990s saw a decline in community development due to a lack of...

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Building and Maintaining Community Capacity

Trina R. Shanks and Patricia L. Miller.

in A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change

July 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 5343 words.

Abstract: This chapter details the work of the UMSSW/TAC to connect with informal leaders and support neighborhood residents in accomplishing their goals. The TAC led or supported several...

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Helping Communities Design Governance Structures

Larry M. Gant.

in A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change

July 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 7967 words.

Abstract: This chapter reviews the bylaws written by six community governance boards taking part in Good Neighborhoods, a comprehensive community initiative concerned with improving the...

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Introducing the Six Good Neighborhoods Communities

Trina R. Shanks.

in A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change

July 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 7436 words.

Abstract: Each Good Neighborhoods community is unique. This chapter introduces each of the six neighborhoods in the order in which Skillman launched the community planning process:...

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Resolving Community Conflicts and Problems

Edited by Roger Lohmann and Jon Van Til.

October 2011; p ublished online November 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Organizations. 384 pages.

Public deliberation and group discussion can strengthen the foundations of civil society, even when the groups engaged in debate share a history of animosity. Scholars have begun to study...

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Community Development and Place-Based Neighborhood Change

Larry M. Gant.

in A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change

July 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 5488 words.

Abstract: This chapter describes the model of community development used by the University of Michigan School of Social Work’s Technical Assistance Center (UMSSW/TAC). The chapter presents...

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Latino Small Businesses and Community Economic Development

Melvin Delgado.

in Latino Small Businesses and the American Dream

October 2011; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 20919 words.

This chapter studies the role of Latino small businesses in community economic and social development. The presence of Latino small businesses and active support of community celebratory...

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Community as policy: reflections on community engagement, empowerment and social action in a changing policy context

Edited by Angus McCabe.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 6974 words.

This chapter explores the debates about 'below the radar' (BTR) community groups and their assumed role in delivering a range of policy agendas from democratic renewal through to community...

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Developing communities: do minority groups need development?

Brian Belton.

in Community Organising Against Racism

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 6429 words.

This chapter critiques the notion of community development in South East Asia (and elsewhere) by looking at responses to Roma groups in the European context, the challenges of professional...

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Building strengths in asylum-seeker communities in Australia

Lis de Vries, Mohita Roman and Linda Briskman.

in Community Organising Against Racism

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 5008 words.

For many years, the Australian Red Cross (Red Cross) has delivered high-quality, strengths-based individualised casework services. In the last few years, on-going consultation with asylum...

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Cultural identity, migration and community development in Glasgow

Stuart Hashagen, Mick Doyle and Brian Keenan.

in Community Organising Against Racism

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 4359 words.

This chapter examines two linked stories of community work and migration in Glasgow (Scotland's largest and most multi-ethnic city in terms of numbers and diversity). One is of the work...

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