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Collective Action for Social Change An Introduction to Community Organizing

ISBN-10: 0230111254
ISBN-13: 9780230111257
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 6/14/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Community organizers build solidarity and collective power in fractured communities. They help ordinary people turn their private pain into public action, releasing hidden capacities for leadership and strategy. In Collective Action for Social Change, Aaron Schutz and Marie G. Sandy draw on their extensive experience participating in community organizing activities and teaching courses on the subject to empower novices to think like an organizers.

Aaron Schutz, Professor, Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is the author of two previous books on social action.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Overview
What Is Community Organizing?
What Isn't Community Organizing?
History and Theory
Collective Action in Twentieth-Century America: A Brief History
Saul Alinsky: The "Father" of Community Organizing
Case Studies
Campaign versus Community Organizing: Storytelling in Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign
A Theology of Organizing: From Alinsky to the Modern IAF
Organizing Through "Door Knocking" within ACORN
Mixing Metaphors and Integrating Organizing Models
Key Concepts
Private-Civic-Public
One-on-One Interviews
Leadership
Power and Targets
"Cutting an Issue"
Tactics and Strategy
Conclusion
"Hope Is on the Ground"
Appendix
Recommendations for Further Reading
Index

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