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Collective action for social change : an introduction to community organizing /
Aaron Schutz and Marie G. Sandy.
imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
viii, 300 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0230105378 (hardback), 9780230105379 (hardback)
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Book
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New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230105378 (hardback)
9780230105379 (hardback)
abstract
"This book draws from both authors' extensive experience participating in community organizing efforts and teaching courses on community organizing to novices"--
catalogue key
7608136
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Aaron Schutz is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has taught courses on community organizing and worked with community organizing groups in Milwaukee for more than a decade. His series, Core Dilemmas of Community Organizing, can be found at OpenLeft.com, and his website is at EducationAction.org. He is also the author of Social Class, Social Action, and Education: The Failure of Progressive Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan). Marie G. Sandy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has organized campaigns on issues of nontraditional employment of women and family economic self-sufficiency while employed at Wider Opportunities for Women in Washington, DC. She has also provided financial support and leadership development for the Ontario Grassroots Thinktank, a collaboration of residents, community-based organization leaders, and higher education partners in southern California that focused on making positive changes in their community. Her work focuses on the practice and theory of community-based participation, teaching, and research.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Schutz and Sandy provide an engaging overview of community organizing in the Saul Alinsky tradition from an organizer's perspective. Clear and comprehensive, their book shows us how organizers develop skilled leaders, build powerful organizations, and help revitalize American democracy."--David Walls, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Sonoma State University "A commendable text that challenges students to look beyond the 'how to' of organizing to the far more difficult task of 'how to think' about organizing. Without such intellectual work, it is difficult to understand community organizing as anything more than a series of techniques equally usable by The Tea Party, President Obama, Tupperware, or anyone else who wants to effectively gain 'market share.'" --Mike Miller, veteran community organizer and author of A Community Organizer's Tale: People and Power in San Francisco "In accessible language and with compelling examples, Schutz and Sandy explain the why of organizing--why we recruit new leaders, why we build power, and why we pick fights. As new media technology expands the tools for organizing, clarity about the why is more critical than ever. A must-read for anyone interested in building an inclusive, compassionate, and equitable society." --Rinku Sen, President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and publisher of ColorLines.com
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Summaries
Library of Congress Summary
"This book draws from both authors' extensive experience participating in community organizing efforts and teaching courses on community organizing to novices"--
Main Description
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.
Main Description
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. InCollective 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 tothinklike an organizers.
Main Description
This book draws from both authors' extensive experience participating in community organizing efforts and teaching courses on community organizing to novices.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Overview
What Is Community Organizing?p. 11
What Isn't Community Organizing?p. 31
History and Theory
Collective Action in Twentieth-Century America: A Brief Historyp. 47
The ôFatherö of Community Organizingp. 93
Case Studies
Campaign versus Community Organizing: Storytelling in Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaignp. 111
A Theology of Organizing: From Alinsky to the Modern IAFp. 127
Organizing Through ôDoor Knockingö within ACORNp. 137
Mixing Metaphors and Integrating Organizing Modelsp. 155
Key Concepts
Private-Civic-Publicp. 179
One-on-One Interviewsp. 191
Leadershipp. 205
Power and Targetsp. 219
ôCutting an Issueöp. 239
Tactics and Strategyp. 257
Conclusion
ôHope Is on the Groundöp. 283
Appendix
Recommendations for Further Readingp. 287
Indexp. 291
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