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Author: Loretta Pyles
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The second edition of Progressive Community Organizing offers a concise intellectual history of community organizing and social movements while also providing practical tools geared toward practitioner skill building. Drawing from social-constructionist, feminist and critical traditions, Progressive Community Organizing affirms the practice of issue framing and offers two innovative frameworks that will change the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pyles, Loretta.
Progressive Community Organizing : A Critical Approach for a Globalizing World.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Loretta Pyles
ISBN: 9781136271519 1136271511
OCLC Number: 854977037
Notes: Public Housing in New Orleans.
Description: 1 online resource (235 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I: Foundations of CommunityOrganizing; 1. Introduction; Privatization, Globalization, and Resistance; Capabilities Approach; Defining Community Organizing; What Is Community?; What Is Organizing?; Organizing Versus Other Interventions; A Critical Approach to Organizing; Empowerment, Participation, and Social Change; Questions for Reflection; Suggestions for Further Inquiry; Books; Web; Key Terms; 2. The Self Aware Organizer; The Call of Organizing; Connecting the Personal and Political. The Perils of OrganizingAnger; Fear; Despair; Failure; Burnout; Co-Optation; An Organizer's Path to Meaning and Success; Persistence; Clarity; Solidarity/Community; Joy; The Practice of Inquiry; Questions for Reflection; Suggestions for Further Inquiry; Books; Web; Key Terms; 3. Theories and Ideas for the Progressive Organizer; The Marxist Tradition; Critical Theory; Analysis of the Marxist Tradition; Feminist Perspectives; Queer Theory; Analysis of Feminist Perspectives; Civil Society Perspectives; Participatory Democracy; Analysis of Civil Society Perspectives; Anarchist Thought. Analysis of Anarchist ThoughtPostmodern Perspectives; Social Constructionism; Analysis of Postmodern Perspectives; Developing a Critical Approach; Questions for Reflection; Suggestions for Further Inquiry; Books; Web; Key Terms; 4. Learning From Social Movements; Understanding Social Movements; Dimensions of Social Movements; Emergence and Effectiveness of Social Movements; A Brief History of Social Movements; Civil Rights Movement; Women's Movements; Labor Movements; LGBTQ Movements; Disability Rights Movements; Reflections on Social Movements; Questions for Reflection. Suggestions for Further InquiryBooks; Web; Key Terms; 5. Critical Organizing Frameworks; Approaches to Community Organizing; Rothman's Modes; Mondros and Wilson's Models; Fisher's Neighborhood Organizing Approaches; Progressive Organizing Frameworks: A Spectrum; Alinsky and the Utilitarian Tradition; The Alinsky Legacy; Transformative Approaches; Myles Horton and the Highlander Center; The Educational Methods of Paulo Freire; Feminist Contributions; Processes of Reconciliation; Reflections on Progressive Organizing Frameworks; Questions for Reflection; Suggestions for Further Inquiry; Books. WebKey Terms; Part II: Tools for Community Organizing; 6. Organizing People: Constituencies and Coalitions; Key Elements of Organizing Constituencies and Coalitions; Empowerment; Accountability; Relationship; Social Change; Organizing Individual Constituents; The Relational Meeting; Organizing as Leadership Development; Organizing in Social Service Organizations; Coalition Building; Overcoming Barriers to Coalition Work; Substantive and Philosophical Differences; Organizational and Tactical Differences; Cultural Differences; Case Study: The Right to Return Campaign; History and Background.

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The second edition of Progressive Community Organizing offers a concise intellectual history of community organizing and social movements while also providing practical tools geared toward practitioner skill building. Drawing from social-constructionist, feminist and critical traditions, Progressive Community Organizing affirms the practice of issue framing and offers two innovative frameworks that will change the way students of organizing think about their work. Progressive Community Organizing is ideal for both undergraduate and graduate courses focused.

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