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    DescriptionCommunity development finds itself in times of unprecedented political, social and economic change, locally and globally, at the same time as divisions between poverty and privilege widen. Building practical approaches to theory and theoretical approaches to practice, this updated and expanded second edition develops critiques of the changing context and identifies challenges faced by community development both at community level and as a collective force for a more just, equal and sustainable future. Featuring a range of different models of community development and illustrative stories from practitioners in the field, the new edition will be essential reading for practitioners, students and educators involved in community development, youth and community work, social work, health and education.


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    Title
    Community Development
    Subtitle
    A Critical Approach
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Margaret Ledwith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 171 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847426468
    ISBN 10: 1847426468
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JFS
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, SOC025000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL002000
    DC22: 307.14
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HN49.C6 L44 2011
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/SOCLAS
    Thema V1.0: JKSN, JBS
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Policy Press
    Imprint name
    Policy Press
    Publication date
    27 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Bristol
    Author Information
    Margaret Ledwith lives in Lancaster where she is Emeritus Professor of Community Development and Social Justice at the University of Cumbria. She is also a coordinator of the international Collaborative Action Research Network. For many years, she was a grassroots community worker, and it was this experience of working with marginalised communities that forged the foundation of a lifetime commitment to social justice. She has written three books: Participating in Transformation: Towards a working model of community empowerment (1997), Community Development: A critical approach (2005), for which Policy Press have recently awarded her 'bestselling title of all time' and a 'lifetime achievement', and, with Jane Springett, Participatory Practice: Community-based action for transformative change (2009).
    Review quote
    "Government is, once again, attempting to hijack community development with its own top-down solutions to social division. A truly critical view of what community development is and is not is thus most welcome. Margaret Ledwith's revised book builds most impressively on its original." Gary Craig, Professor of Community Development and Social Justice, University of Durham "Margaret Ledwith presents a radical vision of community development in which the analyses of power that lead to domination and discrimination, present in every community, provide the basis of transforming practice. The revolutionary pedagogy of Paulo Freire and Gramsci's concept of hegemony work together with feminism and anti-racism to unite theory and practice in ways which develop critical thinking as the basis of empowering communities." Javier Segura del Pozo, Public Health Medical Practitioner, Madrid. "Margaret Ledwith's new edition of Community Development reminds us of the importance of maintaining a critical reflexive perspective when undertaking action in a community - Ledwith's model for practice offers hope and optimism in dealing with the challenges that a neo-liberal society poses for marginalised and disenfranchised people." Lena Dominelli, University of Durham "In the space of a mere 200 pages a tremendous amount of ground is covered ... Ledwith demonstrates that it is possible to retain faith in a radical past whilst, simultaneously dazzling us with the power and future potential of community development." --Studies in the Education of Adults "This is a very accessible and readable book that is based on a detailed knowledge of statistical research, critical theory and community development experience" --Concept
    Table of contents
    Opening thoughts; Why empower?; The story of a community; Doing community development; Organising in the community; Collective action for change; The power of ideas; Critiques of Freire and Gramsci; Towards a Freirean-feminist pedagogy; The way forward.