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|ISBN:||9780813552996 0813552990 9780813553009 0813553008 9780813553146 0813553148|
|Description:||xvii, 489 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Part One. Introduction --
Part Two. Contextual frameworks and approaches --
Part Three. Building effective partnerships and anticipating and addressing ethical challenges --
Part Four. Community assessment and issue selection --
Part Five. Community organizing and community building within and across diverse groups and cultures --
Part Six. Using the arts and the Internet as tools for community organizing and community building --
Part Seven. Building, maintaining, and evaluating effective coalitions and community organizing efforts --
Part Eight. Influencing policy through community organizing and media advocacy.
|Responsibility:||[edited by] Meredith Minkler.|
With a strong emphasis on cultural relevance and humility, this collection offers a wealth of case studies in areas ranging from childhood obesity to immigrant worker rights to health care reform. A "tool kit" of appendixes includes guidelines for assessing coalition effectiveness, exercises for critical reflection on our own power and privilege, and training tools such as "policy bingo." From former organizer and now President Barack Obama to academics and professionals in the fields of public health, social work, urban planning, and community psychology, the book offers a comprehensive vision and on-the-ground examples of the many ways community building and organizing can help us address some of the most intractable health and social problems of our times.
Dr. Minkler's course syllabus: Although Dr. Minkler has changed the order of some chapters in the syllabus to accommodate guest speakers and help students prep for the midterm assignment she uses, she arranged the actual book layout in a way that should flow quite naturally if instructors wish to use it in the order in which chapters appear."--Pub. desc.
Minkler has authority in her field and is known for sound scholarship. This is an obvious text for courses in health education and social work both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. --Dona