Community development : a critical approach / Margaret Ledwith
- Ledwith, Margaret
- Bristol : Policy Press, 2011.
- 2nd ed.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: Opening thoughts: Unprecedented political times -- One.Why empower? -- A brief history of radical community development -- The emergence of radical community development -- The political context -- The `Big Society' -- Critiques of radical community development -- Why empower? -- Two.The story of a community -- Community profiling -- Structuring a community profile -- Where to look for information -- Presenting the profile -- Model of critical praxis -- Child poverty and social justice -- Anti-poverty practice -- Three.Doing community development -- Introduction to Paulo Freire -- Freire in his life and times -- Empowerment and the use of story -- A sense of who we are in the world -- Practical ideas for using story with community groups -- Beginning the process -- Four.Organising in the community -- Emancipatory action research (EAR) as the glue that binds critical praxis -- Co-creating knowledge -- The cycle model as a model of process -- Schuler's core values of the new community -- Achieving better community development (ABCD) -- Organising within community -- Saul Alinsky: People's Organizations -- Five.Collective action for change -- Critical pedagogy -- Key Freirean concepts -- Collective action: local to global -- Alliances across difference -- Social movements and participatory democracy -- Migrant Rights Centre Dublin: local to national campaign against discrimination against migrant workers -- The Beijing Conference: an example of local/global action -- The Bolivian social movement: an example of participatory democracy in action -- Ideological shift -- Six.The power of ideas -- Antonio Gramsci -- The life and work of Antonio Gramsci -- Gramsci's contribution to critical pedagogy -- The concept of hegemony -- The role of the intellectuals -- Locating and dislocating oppression -- Discrimination as formalised oppression -- Making even more critical connections -- Practical feminist approaches to dislocating oppression -- Seven.Critiques of Freire and Gramsci -- Critiques of Freire and feminism -- Critiques of Freire from a class perspective -- Gramsci and Foucault -- Gramsci and feminism -- Social justice, environmental justice and sustainability -- Eight.Towards a Freirean-feminist-anti-racist pedagogy -- Problematising Whiteness -- Problematising capitalism -- Problematising gender -- Freirean pedagogy and feminist pedagogy -- Sylvia Wal by: patriarchal sites of oppression -- Towards a Freirean-feminist-anti-racist pedagogy: loci of oppressions -- Nine.Organising for social transformation -- Reclaiming the radical agenda -- Critique and dissent in the process of deepening democracy -- Participatory democracy and global social movements -- Theoretical analysis.
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