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Collective action for social change : an introduction to community organizing

Author: Aaron Schutz; Marie G Sandy
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book draws from both authors' extensive experience participating in community organizing efforts and teaching courses on community organizing to novices"--
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Schutz; Marie G Sandy
ISBN: 9780230105379 0230105378 9780230111257 0230111254
OCLC Number: 794670988
Description: viii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: PART I: OVERVIEW What is Community Organizing? What isn't Community Organizing? PART II: HISTORY AND THEORY The History of Community Organizing in America Saul Alinsky's Model of Organizing Campaign vs. Community Organizing: Storytelling in Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign PART III: CASE STUDIES The Industrial Areas Foundation and "Organizations of Organizations"; with M.Warren ACORN and "Door Knocking" Groups; with H.Swarts An Independent Organizing Group PART IV: KEY CONCEPTS Overview: Core Organizing Concepts Public vs. Private Relationships Leadership Power One-on-One Interviews Issues Tactics or "Actions" Strategy Conclusion: Limitations of the Neo-Alinsky Organizing Model
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