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    Activist Scholar Selected Works of Marilyn Gittell

    ISBN-10: 1412997623
    ISBN-13: 9781412997621
    Author(s): Ross J. Gittell, Kathe Newman
    Description: Activist Scholar: Selected Works of Marilyn Gittell features seminal writings by Marilyn Gittell, a preface by Sara Miller McCune (Founder and Executive Chairman, SAGE Publications), and part introductions by Ross Gittell, Kathe Newman, Maurice  More...
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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 368
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.540
    Language: English

    Activist Scholar: Selected Works of Marilyn Gittell features seminal writings by Marilyn Gittell, a preface by Sara Miller McCune (Founder and Executive Chairman, SAGE Publications), and part introductions by Ross Gittell, Kathe Newman, Maurice Berube, and Nancy Naples. The part introductions highlight the key areas of research Marilyn Gittell championed and provide insightful context for the articles that follow. In addition to exploring Marilyn Gittell#xE2;#xAC;"s groundbreaking research, this book serves as a bridge to current and future community-based urban research that advances citizen participation and empowerment. Marilyn Gittell was a renowned scholar and social activist. A graduate of Brooklyn College (BA) and New York University (PhD), she held her first faculty appointment at Queens College (1960#xE2;#xAC;#x1C;1973) before serving as Associate Provost (1973#xE2;#xAC;#x1C;1978) at Brooklyn College. She then joined the faculty of the City University of New York#xE2;#xAC;"s Graduate Center (1978#xE2;#xAC;#x1C;2010) as Professor of Political Science. She helped launch and was the founding editor of Urban Affairs Quarterly, the leading academic journal in the field of urban research. Activist Scholar highlights Professor Gittell#xE2;#xAC;"s writings on community organizations, citizen participation, urban politics, the politics of education, and gender. She specialized in applied and comparative research on local, regional, national, and international policies and politics, and placed a high priority on training researchers and scholars. Marilyn Gittell was a mentor to hundreds of students in the City University of New York system, and her legacy of activism continues as her students, now on the faculties of universities across the nation, engage in important work globally.

    Ross Gittell is the James R. Carter Professor at the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business and Economics. His scholarly focus involves applying economic and management theory to economic development issues. He received his PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University. He is the author of two books,nbsp; Renewing Cities and Community Organizing: Building Social Capital as a Development Strategy ,nbsp;and over 75 academic articles.nbsp;He has published innbsp;anbsp;variety ofnbsp;academic journals, including the New England Economic Review, Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Regional Studies, National Civic Review, and Journal of Entrepreneurial and Small Business Finance.

    Notes on Contributors
    Educational Reform And Citizen Participation Introduction
    Prologue and Epilogue From Confrontation at Ocean Hill-Brownsville
    Education: The Decentralization-Community Control Controversy
    School Reform in New York and Chicago: Revisiting the Ecology of Local Games
    The Effect of Geography, Education and Labor Market Segregation on Women's Economic Status in New York State
    Community-Based Organizations And Community Organizing Introduction
    Chapters 1 and 2 From Limits to Citizen Participation: The Decline of Community Organizations
    Expanding Civic Opportunity: Urban Empowerment Zones
    Race and Gender in Neighborhood Development Organizations
    Community Organizing, Relationships, Collaboration, and Research: Lessons From the Fund for Community Organizing Initiative
    Women's Leadership, Social Capital, And Social Change Introduction
    Changing Women's Roles in Political Volunteerism and Reform of the City
    Activist Women: Conflicting Ideologies
    The Gender Gap: Coalescing for Power
    Social Capital and Social Change: Women's Community Activism

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