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- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00
Heidi J. Swarts explores activist groupsÕ cultural, organizational, and political strategies. Focusing on ACORN chapters and church federations, Swarts demonstrates how congregation-based organizing has developed an innovative cultural strategy, and how ACORNÕs national structure allows it to coordinate campaigns quickly. By making these... more...
- Search Institute Press 2003; US$ 26.95
One of the most challenging tasks we face in our communities is making positive, long-lasting change. This book focuses on establishing change, from the very first steps to the later stages. Accessible and engaging, the book weaves together change theory, research findings from the Search Institute's National Case Study project, and interviews with... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2010; US$ 17.95
A unique approach -- uses stories, lyrics, and poems to inspire and energize both new and experienced organizers Offers sage insights into aspects of community organizing not addressed by more conventional manuals Written by a veteran activist and musician with over forty-five years of experience working for progressive causes This latest work by... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 114.80
Returning (to) Communities offers an innovative collection of examples and case studies into what has become a hotly disputed topic. The chapters present a wide-ranging series of interventions into the new debates over the concepts and practices of community and the communal. For this book, scholars have been gathered from across Europe... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00
Suggesting that an expressive ideology has arisen within the workplace public sphere around the theme of 'competence', this book explores the hegemony of global finance and the fetishism of the new economy, exposing the dilemmas of the competence agenda, and illustrating how competence is played out in the workplace public sphere. more...
- Beacon Press 2011; US$ 15.00
An organizing manifesto for the twenty-first century, Playbook for Progressives is a must-have for the activist?s tool kit. This comprehensive guide articulates pragmatically what is required in the often mystifying and rarely explained on-the-ground practice of organizing. Here, Eric Mann distills lessons he learned from over forty years as an organizer,... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 27.95
What do community organizations and organizers do, and what should they do? Contesting Community addresses one of the vital issues of our day-the role and meaning of community in people's lives and in the larger political economy.It paints a more critical picture of community work which, according to the authors-in both theory and practice-has... more...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 16.95
Nationwide, more and more entrepreneurs are committing themselves to creating and running “third places,? also known as “great good places.? In his landmark work, The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg identified, portrayed, and promoted those third places. Now, more than ten years after the original publication of that book, the time has come to celebrate... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
In Communities and Networks , Katherine Giuffre takes the science of social network analysis and applies it to key issues of living in communities, especially in urban areas, exploring questions such as: How do communities shape our lives and identities? How do they foster either conformity or innovation? What holds communities together and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
Today, "community" seems to be everywhere. At home, at work, and online, the vague but comforting idea of the community pervades every area of life. But have we lost the ability truly to understand what it means? The Neighborhood in the Internet investigates social and civic effects of community networks on local community, and how community network... more...