Community organizing and development

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Macmillan, 1992 - Business & Economics - 497 pages
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The text provides a comprehensive introduction to the wide variety of approaches that guide social change, social activism, and community-building work. Community Organizing and Development links various theories of organizing to the techniques and tactics of practice. It is vividly illustrated using real-life practice examples.

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Contents

The Goals of Community Organizing
1
THE COMPONENTS OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
42
SOCIAL ACTION CAMPAIGNS
52
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About the author (1992)

Herbert J. Rubin is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Northern Illinois University. He is the author of Applied Social Research and (with Irene Rubin) three editions of Community Organizing and Development. He has written articles based on in-depth interviewing that explore rural development in Thailand, suburban land-use fights, cooperative housing and economic and community development. Both his monograph on Thailand, The Dynamics of Development in Rural Development and his book on community renewal in the United States, Renewing Hope within Neighborhoods of Despair: The Community-based Development Model, are based on participant observation and hundreds of in-depth interviews. He is currently using open ended in depth interviews to study organizations that advocate for the poor.