- Subject index
The Handbook of Community Practice is the first volume in this field, encompassing community development, organizing, planning, and social change, and the first community practice text that provides in-depth treatment of globalization—including its impact on communities in the United States and in international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practice including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaboratives, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action.
Chapter 9: The Practice of Community Organizing
The Practice of Community Organizing
Community organizing is about people coming together to fight shared problems. Organizing efforts vary from a single concerned parent going door to door to unite neighbors to fight for a needed stop sign to massive social movements. People organize to protect civil liberties, combat ethnic prejudices, battle ...