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Collective Action for Social Change : an Introduction to Community Organizing

Author: Aaron Schutz; Marie G Sandy
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Community organizers build solidarity and collective power in fractured communities. Sandy draw on their extensive experience participating in community organizing activities and teaching courses on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Schutz; Marie G Sandy
ISBN: 9780230111257 0230111254 0230105378 9780230105379
OCLC Number: 807352740
Notes: PART I: OVERVIEW What is Community Organizing? What isn't Community Organizing? PART II: HISTORY AND THEORY The History of Community Organizin in America Saul Alinsky's Model of Organizing Campaign versus Community Organizing:Storytelling in Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign PART III: CASE STUDIES The Industrial Areas Foundation and 'Organizations of Organizations' (by Mark Warren) ACORN and 'Door Knocking' Groups (by Heidi 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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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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