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Settlement houses under siege : the struggle to sustain community organizations in New York city

Author: Michael Fabricant; Robert Fisher
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Settlement Houses Under Siege: The Struggle to Sustain Community Organizations in New York City examines the past, present, and future of the settlement house in particular and nonprofit community-based services as a whole. Too often viewed as an artifact of the Progressive era, the settlement house remains today, in a variety of guises, a vital instrument capable of strengthening the social capital of impoverished
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fabricant; Robert Fisher
ISBN: 0231119305 9780231119306 0231119313 9780231119313
OCLC Number: 47739521
Description: x, 360 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. History Matters: Settlements and Not-for-Profit Social Service Financing --
1. The Settlement House in Context: From Henry Street to Head Start --
2. Privatization, Contracting, and Not-for-Profits Since 1975 --
pt. 2. Contracting and Corporatized Social Services: Voices from the Field --
3. Fiscal Instability: Rewriting the Contract --
4. Infrastructural Decline --
5. The Pressures and Fissures of Social Work --
6. Scarce Resources: Rationing and Narrowing the Content of Social Services --
7. Navigating the Current Fiscal Turbulence While Struggling to Chart a Social Services Future --
pt. 3. Rethinking the Purposes and Practices of Not-for-Profit Social Services --
8. From Corporatized Contracting to Community Building.
Responsibility: Michael B. Fabricant and Robert Fisher.

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