Settlements, Social Change and Community Action: Good Neighbours

Settlements, Social Change and Community Action: Good Neighbours


Edited by Ruth Gilchrist, Edited by Tony Jeffs

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  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 235mm x 16mm | 418g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1853027642
  • ISBN 13: 9781853027642

Product description

Reflecting the emphasis in social care, social policy and welfare on the ideas of community and active citizenship, this book provides historiecal background to community-based social action and seeks to inform and contextualize practice and policy in the field. The book also seeks to develop the basic settlement concepts of strong communities and links across groups with different kinds of need, and applies them to current policy developments in community responsibility, the role of voluntary work and the future of social care.

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Author information

Ruth Gilchrist is a development worker with Newcastle-upon-Tyne YMCA. She is currently involved in setting up a new settlement with the two universities and the YMCA. She is a member of the editorial board of Youth and Policy. She has been involved in researching rural youth provision and truancy and is employed as a part-time lecturer in community arts at the University of Durham. Tony Jeffs is senior lecturer at the University of Durham community youth work unit. He previously taught social policy and sociology at the University of Northumbria. He was the founding editor of Youth and Policy and co-edited the Yearbook of Social Work and Social Welfare. He has written extensively on youth work, informal education and social work. He is the author of Young People and the Youth Service.

Table of contents

Preface, Introduction, Ruth Gilchrist and Tony Jeffs. 1. The Secular Faith of the Social Settlements: 'If Christ Came to Chicago', Michael Rose, University of Manchester. 2. American Settlement Houses: The First Half Century, Mina Carson, Oregon State University. 3. Development of the English Settlement Movement John Matthews and James Kimmis, British Association of Settlements (BASSAC). 4. Strength in Community: Historical Development of Settlements Internationally, Christian Johnson, Former Executive Director of International Federation of Settlements and Neighbourhood Centres (IFS). 5. One Hundred Years of the Birmingham Settlement, Jon Glasby, University of Birmingham. 6. Raising the Past: Toynbee Today, Martin J Walker, Toynbee Hall. 7. Settlements and Adult Education, Mark K. Smith, YMCA George Williams College, London 8. 'Something to Give and Much to Learn': Settlements and Youth Work, Tony Jeffs. 9. Settlements and the Arts Ruth Gilchrist 10. Family Centres: In the Settlement Tradition?, Crescy Cannan and Chris Warren-Adamson, Centre for Social Policy and Social Work, University of Sussex 11. Social Entrepreneurs or Sleeping Giants? Settlements in Britain Today, Sarah Banks, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Durbam. References, Index