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  • Assets in Actionby Deborah Fisher

    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...

  • The Competent Public Sphereby John Michael Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Returning (to) Communitiesby Stefan Herbrechter; Michael Higgins

    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...

  • Playbook for Progressivesby Eric Mann

    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...

  • The Sociology of Community Connectionsby John G. Bruhn

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    Many of our current social problems have been attributed to the breakdown or loss of community as a place and to the fragmentation of connections due to an extreme value of individualism in the Western world, particularly in the United States. Not all scholars and researchers agree that individualism and technology are the primary culprits in the loss... more...

  • Contesting Communityby James DeFilippis; Robert Fisher; Eric Shragge

    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...

  • Celebrating the Third Placeby Ray Oldenburg

    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...

  • Thick Moralities, Thin Politicsby Benjamin Gregg

    Duke University Press 2003; US$ 84.95

    Gregg sketches a new moral framework for political theory and public policy. more...

  • Communities and Networksby Katherine Giuffre

    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...

  • Creative Community Organizingby Si Kahn; Angela Davis

    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...