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The organization of hope : communities planning themselves

Author: Howell S Baum
Publisher: Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, ©1997.
Series: SUNY series on urban public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Organization of Hope tells the stories of a Jewish community and a white ethnic community as they plan for their futures. Though they differ in class, ethnicity, and culture, they struggle with the same questions: What identity will hold their communities together? How can they plan for their communities' economic, social, and spiritual survival? The book analyzes the future of urban communities, and presents  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howell S Baum
ISBN: 0791431932 9780791431931 0791431940 9780791431948
OCLC Number: 34283786
Description: xii, 318 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. The Baltimore Jewish Community, The Associated, and Strategic Planning --
Ch. 3. Southeast Baltimore, the South East Community Organization, and Southeast Community Planning --
Ch. 4. Community, Identity, and Planning --
Ch. 5. Setting Jewish Community Boundaries: The Affiliated and the Unaffiliated --
Ch. 6. Permeable Southeast Boundaries: Dumping, Loss, and the Decline of Ethnicity --
Ch. 7. Establishing the Boundaries: Investing and Regenerating --
Ch. 8. Defining the Jewish Community and Good Membership: The Orthodox and the Non-Orthodox --
Ch. 9. The Orthodox, the Non-Orthodox, and Strategic Planning: The Case of Jewish Education --
Ch. 10. Consensus Decision Making --
Ch. 11. Defining Good Membership in Southeast Baltimore: Good-Heartedness, Homeownership, and the Problem of Race --
Ch. 12. Homeownership and Community Preservation --
Ch. 13. Resources in the Jewish Community: The Wealthy and the Nonwealthy.
Series Title: SUNY series on urban public policy.
Responsibility: Howell S. Baum.

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The Organization of Hope tells the stories of a Jewish community and a white ethnic community as they plan for their futures. Though they differ in class, ethnicity, and culture, they struggle with the same questions: What identity will hold their communities together? How can they plan for their communities' economic, social, and spiritual survival? The book analyzes the future of urban communities, and presents models for community planning.

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