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Community Development A Critical Approach

Community Development A Critical Approach

Author: Margaret Ledwith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

The fully updated third edition of this bestselling book offers a radical approach to community development. Building on the theories of Gramsci and Freire, new ideas are introduced which offer an inspiring approach to practice for all those committed to social and environmental justice. Neoliberalism has created a dangerous escalation of economic inequalities with inevitable environmental consequences. Practice needs to be informed by analyses of power, and links are made using international case studies, cartoons, and key concept summaries.

Slave Sites on Display Reflecting Slavery's Legacy through Contemporary Flash Moments

Slave Sites on Display Reflecting Slavery's Legacy through Contemporary Flash Moments

Author: Helena Woodard Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

At Senegal's House of Slaves, Barack Obama's presidential visit renewed debate about authenticity, belonging, and the myth of return-not only for the president, but also for the slave fort itself. At the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York, up to ten thousand slave decedents lie buried beneath the area around Wall Street, which some of them helped to build and maintain. Their likely descendants, whose activism produced the monument located at that burial site, now occupy its margins. The Bench by the Road slave memorial at Sullivan's Isle near Charleston reflects the region's centrality in slavery's legacy, a legacy made explicit when the murder of nine black parishioners by a white supremacist led to the removal of the Confederate flag from the state's capitol grounds. Helena Woodard considers whether the historical slave sites that have been commemorated in the global community represent significant progress for the black community or are simply an unforgiving mirror of the present.In Slave Sites on Display: Reflecting Slavery's Legacy through Contemporary Flash Moments, Woodard examines how select modern-day slave sites can be understood as contemporary flash moments: specific circumstances and/or seminal events that bind the past to the present. Woodard exposes the complex connections between these slave sites and the impact of race and slavery today. Though they differ from one another, all of these sites are displayed as slave memorials or monuments and function as high-profile tourist attractions. They interpret a story about the history of Atlantic slavery relative to the lived experiences of the diaspora slave descendants that organize and visit the sites.

Slave Sites on Display Reflecting Slavery's Legacy through Contemporary Flash Moments

Slave Sites on Display Reflecting Slavery's Legacy through Contemporary Flash Moments

Author: Helena Woodard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

At Senegal's House of Slaves, Barack Obama's presidential visit renewed debate about authenticity, belonging, and the myth of return-not only for the president, but also for the slave fort itself. At the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York, up to ten thousand slave decedents lie buried beneath the area around Wall Street, which some of them helped to build and maintain. Their likely descendants, whose activism produced the monument located at that burial site, now occupy its margins. The Bench by the Road slave memorial at Sullivan's Isle near Charleston reflects the region's centrality in slavery's legacy, a legacy made explicit when the murder of nine black parishioners by a white supremacist led to the removal of the Confederate flag from the state's capitol grounds. Helena Woodard considers whether the historical slave sites that have been commemorated in the global community represent significant progress for the black community or are simply an unforgiving mirror of the present.In Slave Sites on Display: Reflecting Slavery's Legacy through Contemporary Flash Moments, Woodard examines how select modern-day slave sites can be understood as contemporary flash moments: specific circumstances and/or seminal events that bind the past to the present. Woodard exposes the complex connections between these slave sites and the impact of race and slavery today. Though they differ from one another, all of these sites are displayed as slave memorials or monuments and function as high-profile tourist attractions. They interpret a story about the history of Atlantic slavery relative to the lived experiences of the diaspora slave descendants that organize and visit the sites.

The Well-Connected Community A Networking Approach to Community Development

The Well-Connected Community A Networking Approach to Community Development

Author: Alison Gilchrist Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2019

There is a growing recognition of the importance of networking for the vitality and cohesion of community life. The well-connected community provides theoretical insights and practical guidance for people working with and for communities. This new edition has been updated to reflect recent research, policy development and changes in practice and takes account of changing political and economic circumstances.

Social Change In The Pacific Isl

Social Change In The Pacific Isl

Author: Robillard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2019

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Silent Poetry Deafness, Sign, and Visual Culture in Modern France

Silent Poetry Deafness, Sign, and Visual Culture in Modern France

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2019

This book explores the dynamic interaction between art and the sign language of the deaf in France from the philsopheRs to the introduction of the sound motion picture. Nicholas Mirzoeff shows how the French Revolution transformed the ancienT regime metaphor of painting as silent poetry into a nineteenth-century school of over one hundred deaf artists. Painters, sculptors, photographers, and graphic artists all emanated from the Institute for the Deaf in Paris, playing a central role in the vibrant deaf culture of the period. With the rise of Darwinism, eugenics, and race science, however, the deaf found themselves categorized as savages, excluded and ignored by the hearing. This book is concerned with the process and history of that marginalization, the constitution of a center from which the abnormal could be excluded, and the vital role of visual culture within this discourse. Based on groundbreaking archival and pictorial research, Mirzoeff's exciting and intertextual analysis of what he terms the silent screen of deafness produces an alternative hIstory of nineteenth-century art that challenges canonical view of the history of art, the inheritance of the Enlightenment, and the functions, status, and meanings of visual culture itself. Fusing methodologies from cultural studies, poststructuralism and art history, his study will be important for students and scholars of art history, cultural and deaf studies, and the history of medicine, and will interest a general audience concerned with the relationship of the deaf and the larger society. Nicholas Mirzoeff is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Wisconsin. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Silent Poetry Deafness, Sign, and Visual Culture in Modern France

Silent Poetry Deafness, Sign, and Visual Culture in Modern France

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2019

This book explores the dynamic interaction between art and the sign language of the deaf in France from the philsopheRs to the introduction of the sound motion picture. Nicholas Mirzoeff shows how the French Revolution transformed the ancienT regime metaphor of painting as silent poetry into a nineteenth-century school of over one hundred deaf artists. Painters, sculptors, photographers, and graphic artists all emanated from the Institute for the Deaf in Paris, playing a central role in the vibrant deaf culture of the period. With the rise of Darwinism, eugenics, and race science, however, the deaf found themselves categorized as savages, excluded and ignored by the hearing. This book is concerned with the process and history of that marginalization, the constitution of a center from which the abnormal could be excluded, and the vital role of visual culture within this discourse. Based on groundbreaking archival and pictorial research, Mirzoeff's exciting and intertextual analysis of what he terms the silent screen of deafness produces an alternative hIstory of nineteenth-century art that challenges canonical view of the history of art, the inheritance of the Enlightenment, and the functions, status, and meanings of visual culture itself. Fusing methodologies from cultural studies, poststructuralism and art history, his study will be important for students and scholars of art history, cultural and deaf studies, and the history of medicine, and will interest a general audience concerned with the relationship of the deaf and the larger society. Nicholas Mirzoeff is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Wisconsin. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

State and Minorities in Communist East Germany

State and Minorities in Communist East Germany

Author: Mike Dennis, Norman LaPorte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2019

Based on interviews and the voluminous materials in the archives of the SED, the Stasi and central and regional authorities, this volume focuses on several contrasting minorities (Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, 'guest' workers from Vietnam and Mozambique, football fans, punks, and skinheads) and their interaction with state and party bodies during Erich Honecker's rule over the communist system. It explores how they were able to resist persecution and surveillance by instruments of the state, thus illustrating the limits on the power of the East German dictatorship and shedding light on the notion of authority as social practice.

Exploring Gypsiness Power, Exchange and Interdependence in a Transylvanian Village

Exploring Gypsiness Power, Exchange and Interdependence in a Transylvanian Village

Author: Ada I. Engebrigtsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2019

Romania has a larger Gypsy population than most other countries but little is known about the relationship between this group and the non-Gypsy Romanians around them. This book focuses on a group of Rom Gypsies living in a village in Transylvania and explores their social life and cosmology. Because Rom Gypsies are dependent on and define themselves in relation to the surrounding non-Gypsy populations, it is important to understand their day-to-day interactions with these neighbors, primarily peasants to whom they relate through extended barter. The author comes to the conclusion that, although economically and politically marginal, Rom Gypsies are central to Romanian collective identity in that they offer desirable and repulsive counter images, incorporating the uncivilized, immoral and destructive other. This interdependence creates tensions but it also allows for some degree of cultural and political autonomy for the Roma within Romanian society. Ada I. Engebrigtsen worked for 10 years in a rehabilitation program for Rom in Norway. The current book is based on 12 months fieldwork among Rom Gypsies and Romanians in Romania. She is a senior researcher at NOVA Norwegian social research, Oslo.

America Becomes Urban The Development of U.S. Cities and Towns, 1780-1980

America Becomes Urban The Development of U.S. Cities and Towns, 1780-1980

Author: Eric H. Monkkonen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2019

America's cities: celebrated by poets, courted by politicians, castigated by social reformers. In their numbers and complexity they challenge comprehension. Why is urban America the way it is? Eric Monkkonen offers a fresh approach to the myths and the history of US urban development, giving us an unexpected and welcome sense of our urban origins. His historically anchored vision of our cities places topics of finance, housing, social mobility, transportation, crime, planning, and growth into a perspective which explains the present in terms of the past and ofers a point from which to plan for the future. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1988 with a paperback in 1990.

Transnational Nomads How Somalis Cope with Refugee Life in the Dadaab Camps of Kenya

Transnational Nomads How Somalis Cope with Refugee Life in the Dadaab Camps of Kenya

Author: Cindy Horst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2019

There is a tendency to consider all refugees as 'vulnerable victims': an attitude reinforced by the stream of images depicting refugees living in abject conditions. This groundbreaking study of Somalis in a Kenyan refugee camp reveals the inadequacy of such assumptions by describing the rich personal and social histories that refugees bring with them to the camps. The author focuses on the ways in which Somalis are able to adapt their 'nomadic' heritage in order to cope with camp life; a heritage that includes a high degree of mobility and strong social networks that reach beyond the confines of the camp as far as the U.S. and Europe. Cindy Horst holds a PhD in Anthropology and completed a foundation year at the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University. She carried out extensive fieldwork amongst Somalis in Kenyan refugee camps and towns between 1995 and 2001 and in Europe and also worked for a refugee-assisting NGO. Cindy has recently been appointed Senior Researcher at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo.

The Romani Movement Minority Politics and Ethnic Mobilization in Contemporary Central Europe

The Romani Movement Minority Politics and Ethnic Mobilization in Contemporary Central Europe

Author: Peter Vermeersch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2019

Vermeersch provides his reader with a wealth of analysis based on personal interviews with prominent Romani activists'The Romani Movement is a text of clear value to students of European politics, specifically those interested in contemporary issues in the field of ethnicity. * Transitions online The collapse of communism and the process of state building that ensued in the 1990s have highlighted the existence of significant minorities in many European states, particularly in Central Europe. In this context, the growing plight of Europe's biggest minority, the Roma (Gypsies), has been particularly salient. Traditionally dispersed, possessing few resources and devoid of a common kin state to protect their interests, the Roma have often suffered from widespread exclusion and institutionalized discrimination. Politically underrepresented and lacking popular support amongst the wider populations of their host countries, the Roma have consequently become one of Europe's greatest losers in the transition towards democracy. Against this background, the author examines the recent attempts of the Roma in Central Europe and their supporters to form a political movement and to influence domestic and international politics. On the basis of first-hand observation and interviews with activists and politicians in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, he analyzes connections between the evolving state policies towards the Roma and the recent history of Romani mobilization. In order to reach a better understanding of the movement's dynamics at work, the author explores a number of theories commonly applied to the study of social movements and collective action. Peter Vermeersch received his PhD from the University of Leuven, Belgium, where he is currently Assistant Professor in East European politics and Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research.