Critical Community Practice

"The book covers a wide range of theoretical and practice topics, first presenting a model of critical community practice, the authors draw upon a variety of case studies from Britain and elsewhere to discuss this in the context of: work in ...

Author: Butcher, Hugh L

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 186134791X

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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This book provides a challenging approach to understanding community practice.It offers a much-needed theoretical perspective, setting out an analysis of power and empowerment and exploring new ways of understanding active citizenship.

Critical Communities and Aesthetic Practices

Critical Communities and Aesthetic Practices is distinctive in providing a current selection of prominent positions, written for this volume.

Author: Francis Halsall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400715097

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

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Critical Communities and Aesthetic Practices brings together eminent international philosophers to discuss the inter-dependence of critical communities and aesthetic practices. Their contributions share a hermeneutical commitment to dialogue, both as a model for critique and as a generator of community. Two conclusions emerge: The first is that one’s relationships with others will always be central in determining the social, political, and artistic forms that philosophical self-reflection will take. The second is that our practices of aesthetic judgment are bound up with our efforts as philosophers to adapt ourselves and our objects of interest to the inescapably historical and indeterminate conditions of experience. The papers collected here address the issue that critical communities and aesthetic practices are never politically neutral and can never be abstracted from their particular contexts. It is for this reason that the contributors investigate the politics, not of laws, parties or state constitutions, but of open, indefinably critical communities such as audiences, peers and friends. Critical Communities and Aesthetic Practices is distinctive in providing a current selection of prominent positions, written for this volume. Together, these comprise a pluralist, un-homogenized collection that brings into focus contemporary debates on critical and aesthetic practices.

Critical Community Psychology

This book provides a timely and powerful nudge to contribute our various skills and approaches to improve and enhance local and global communities. It deserves to be widely read by students and professionals alike.

Author: Carolyn Kagan

Publisher: BPS Blackwell

ISBN: 1405188847

Category: Psychology

Page: 396

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Interest in community psychology, and its potential has grown in parallel with changes in welfare and governmental priorities. Critical Community Psychology provide students of different community based professions, working in a range of applied settings, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with a text which will underpin their community psychological work. Key Features: Clear learning objectives and chapter contents outlined at the start of each chapter Key terms highlighted with definitions, either as marginal notes or in chapter glossaries Case examples of community psychology in action Each chapter ends with a critical assessment section Discussion points and ideas for exercises that can be undertaken by the reader, in order to extend critical understanding Lists of further resources -- e.g. reading, film, electronic Authors are members of the largest community psychology departmental team in Europe

Community Practice

In this third edition, a wealth of new charts and cases spotlight the linkages between theoretical orientations and practical skills, with an enhanced emphasis on the inherently political nature of social work and community practice.

Author: David A. Hardcastle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199842650

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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For almost two decades, Community Practice has been a definitive text for social workers, community practitioners, and students eager to help individuals contribute to and use community resources or work to change oppressive community structures. In this third edition, a wealth of new charts and cases spotlight the linkages between theoretical orientations and practical skills, with an enhanced emphasis on the inherently political nature of social work and community practice. Boxes, examples, and exercises illustrate the range of skills and strategies available to savvy community practitioners in the 21st century, including networking, marketing and staging, political advocacy, and leveraging information and communication technologies. Other features include: - New material on community practice ethics, critical practice skills, community assessment and assets inventory and mapping, social problem analysis, and applying community ractice skills to casework practice - Consideration of post-9/11 community challenges - Discussion on the changing ethnic composition of America and what this means for practitioners - An exploration of a vastly changed political landscape following the election of President Obama, the Great Recession, the rise of the Tea Party, and the increasing political and corporate use of pseudo-grassroots endeavors - A completely revamped instructor's manual available online at www.oup.com/us/communitypractice This fully revised classic text provides a comprehensive and integrated overview of the community theory and skills fundamental to all areas of social work practice. Broad in scope and intensive in analysis, it is suitable for undergraduate as well as graduate study. Community Practice offers students and practitioners the tools necessary to promote the welfare of individuals and communities by tapping into the ecological foundations of community and social work practice.

Community Practice

By raising questions about traditional models and identifying contextual and environmental issues that are vital to the study of community practice, this book helps you understand the relationship between theory and action.

Author: Marie Weil

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780789000378

Category: Social Science

Page: 143

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Community Practice: Models in Action stresses the value of using research to examine, develop, and update community practice models. By raising questions about traditional models and identifying contextual and environmental issues that are vital to the study of community practice, this book helps you understand the relationship between theory and action. Your understanding, in turn, will lead to improvements in your practice in the areas of leadership, creativity, and the ability to affect change. Focused strongly on community organization and community development, Community Practice: Models in Action provides you with research-based examinations of emerging issues grounded in the realities of contemporary contexts and challenges. It illustrates actual practice with major models and helps you by: documenting the core concepts that are critical to understanding and engaging in work with any community change process presenting diverse ways that coalitions--an ever-expanding arena in community practice--are formed and maintained combining a focus on issues of leadership development and the use of creative processes to promote engagement in leadership development providing up-to-date exemplars of community practice that embody central practice approaches Community Practice: Models in Action is a companion to the recently published Community Practice: Conceptual Models, which presents the theory behind the models. Together, these books provide the only up-to-date exploration of theory, knowledge, and research necessary to give students an understanding of conceptual models and theories and the emerging ways that these models play out in current practice. Community Practice: Models in Action is for practitioners, faculty, and students in the fields of social work, city and regional planning, and community-oriented public health.

Communities of Practice

This benchmark text provides an accessible yet critical introduction to the theory and application of communities of practice and their use in a diverse range of managerial and professional contexts, from education to human resource ...

Author: Jason Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136234624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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This benchmark text provides an accessible yet critical introduction to the theory and application of communities of practice and their use in a diverse range of managerial and professional contexts, from education to human resource development. This book charts the development of the idea of communities of practice and explores the key relationship between learning and identity among: newcomers and ‘old timers’ male and female workers the low skilled and the high skilled professionals and managers adults and adolescents. Drawing on international empirical studies and adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this book is useful reading for all students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers with an interest in work, employment, labour markets, learning, training or education.

Social Work and the Community

How important is the notion of community to skilled social work? This book explores how the concept relates to policy, theory and professional practice.

Author: Keith Popple

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137088346

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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How important is the notion of community to skilled social work? This book explores how the concept relates to policy, theory and professional practice. With analysis of contemporary social problems throughout a variety of community settings, this book demonstrates how important community-based approaches are to all social workers today.

Social Work and Community Development

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Critical Practice in Social Work

Butcher, H., Banks, S., Henderson, P. with Robertson, J. (2007) Critical
Community Practice, Bristol, Policy Press. Discusses community work in relation
to related areas of professional practice. Cannan, C. and Warren, C. (eds) (1997)
Social ...

Author: Robert Adams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230365868

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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What do social workers need to know in order to practise skilfully and effectively? The second edition of this highly respected text gives you the understanding to bridge the gap between social work theory and the challenges of day-to-day practice. Critical Practice in Social Work is different from every other text for several reasons: - Its unique combination of theory, values and practice - The wealth of expertise its contributors bring to their subject - The way the themes of critical practice and reflective practice are used to show how theories can be applied meaningfully - The number of methods covered, in an 'easy reference' structure - Its in-depth look at an unrivalled spectrum of professional situations, illustrated by rich case material - Its systematic discussion of professional ethics and values, both as general principles for practice and as practical tools. The book's simultaneous accessibility and depth make it suited for study at both qualifying and post-qualifying level. Conveying the versatility and thoughtfulness required to do social work well, it is an essential purchase for every aspiring and practising social worker's bookshelf. It is one of three interrelated books edited by the internationally renowned and widely published team, Robert Adams, Lena Dominelli and Malcolm Payne. The companion books are Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates (third edition) and Practising Social Work in a Complex World. Each book can be used alone or in combination with the other two as a uniquely flexible and comprehensive programme of study.

Community Practice

While distilling the essence of complextheoretical concepts, this book also manages to avoid the common problem of oversimplifying and "watering down" the subject matter in order to make it more accessible.

Author: David A. Hardcastle

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195093520

Category: Social service.

Page: 450

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Communities can be nurturing environments in which individuals thrive and prosper; or they can be hostile surroundings which stifle and oppress people to the detriment of all community members. Social workers--whether generalists, specialists, therapists, or activists--should seek to help not only their individual clients but to improve the welfare of the larger community they serve, thus having a positive impact on the lives of particular people and entire families. Yet social work, reflecting the wide-spread privatization of social life, focuses on the individual. The authors of Community Practice argue for a change in this approach. And they concentrate their attention at the very root of the problem--the basic, foundation courses of social work education. A text that elicited critical accolades well in advance of its publication, Community Practice presents a comprehensive and integrated overview of the theory and skills fundamental to all areas of social work practice that involve community interaction. While distilling the essence of complex theoretical concepts, this book also manages to avoid the common problem of oversimplifying and "watering down" the subject matter in order to make it more accessible. Readable and unusually broad in coverage, it is geared to both graduate students and undergraduates. Yet the authors' most impressive achievement is the books expert amalgam of theory and practice. Virtually every chapter introducing significant theoretical constructs includes a follow-up discussion of their practical application through case studies and examples. In addition, the companion Instructor's Manual helps instructors make the text a more effective teaching tool by suggesting material for further reading, mapping out discussion sessions, and recommending research pathways and in-class exercises. Exhaustive, lucid and wide-ranging, Community Practice is the definitive teaching text for all courses in foundation practice and community organization, and may be used as an up-to-date and accessible supplement in all courses that emphasize the community aspect of social work.

Participation in Australian Community Practice

This thesis explores participation in Australian community practice using a critical postmodem, qualitative methodology.

Author: Nola Frances Kunnen

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Category: Australia

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This thesis explores participation in Australian community practice using a critical postmodem, qualitative methodology. Familiar ideas and universalist claims of and for participation are critically interrogated, drawing on information from three sources; interviews with community practitioners, social work and community practice literature and researcher's interpretations. I argue that by the 1990s participation had been accorded a particular prominence in Australian community practice and that specific genealogical influences were reflected in familiar discourses and taken for granted assumptions about participation. The experiences and expectations of practitioners interviewed for this enquiry unsettle many of these assumptions. A musical metaphor structures the thesis and conveys key arguments arising from this enquiry. Familiar ideas about participation are critically deconstructed and re-constructed. The conclusion outlines themes constituting a reconceptualised participation. Practitioners' reflections convey ideas about participation that are simultaneously accepted and questioned, often intuitively, on an everyday basis. Despite the discords, tensions, critiques and negative experiences canvassed in the thesis, I conclude that participation retains relevance in community practice, however, it occupies a more contingent, cautious and qualified position than the prominence accorded it until recent years.

Women and Community Action 3e

... Economic Empowerment or Just Debt?' in Dominelli, L (ed) Revitalising
Communities in a Globalising World. Aldershot: Ashgate. Butcher, H, Banks, S,
Henderson, P and Roberston, J (2007) Critical Community Practice. Bristol:
Policy Press.

Author: Dominelli, Lena

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447341546

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Historically, women and men have been assigned to different spaces in their communities. Although several decades of feminist social action have made significant progress to the social, economic and political condition of many women, change has been uneven and there remains considerable advancements to be made globally. This valuable third edition considers women’s changing position in the world today, updating some of the perennial challenges that women face and examining new and emerging issues including digital exclusion, sustainable community development and environmental justice. Published in association with the British Association of Social Workers, this book is an invaluable resource for students and practitioners of social work, community work, sociology and social policy.

Community Development

Featuring a range of different models of community development and illustrative stories from practitioners in the field, the new edition will be essential reading for practitioners, students and educators involved in community development, ...

Author: Margaret Ledwith

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781847426475

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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This updated and expanded second edition of a bestselling text develops critiques of the changing context and identifies challenges faced by community development.

Beyond Communities of Practice

This volume emphasizes the significance of language, power, and social context in understanding how communities of practice work.

Author: David Barton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521544924

Category: Education

Page: 243

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The concept of 'communities of practice' (Lave and Wenger 1991, Wenger 1998) has become an influential one in education, management, and social sciences in recent years. This book consists of a series of studies by linguists and educational researchers, examining and developing aspects of the concept which have remained relatively unexplored. Framings provided by theories of language-in-use, literacy practices, and discourse extend the concept, bringing to light issues around conflict, power, and the significance of the broader social context which have been overlooked. Chapters assess the relationship between communities of practice and other theories including literacy studies, critical language studies, the ethnography of communication, socio-cultural activity theory, and sociological theories of risk. Domains of empirical research reported include schools, police stations, adult basic education, higher education, and multilingual settings. The book highlights the need to incorporate thinking around language-in-use, power and conflict, and social context into communities of practice.

Community Development in Action

Building on the work of Paulo Freire, it presents theories in interesting and straightforward ways and will be an everyday reference for giving community development a critical edge.

Author: Margaret Ledwith

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847428754

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This exciting and practical book is filled to the brim with useful ideas for busy practitioners. Building on the work of Paulo Freire, theories are presented in interesting and straightforward ways to provide an everyday reference for practice.

Where the Wind Blows Us

"This volume unites critical practice with a community-based approach to archaeology and presents an extended case study with the Inuvialuit community of the Canadian Western Arctic, using a multivocal approach that integrates archaeology, ...

Author: Natasha Lyons

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816529930

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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"This volume unites critical practice with a community-based approach to archaeology and presents an extended case study with the Inuvialuit community of the Canadian Western Arctic, using a multivocal approach that integrates archaeology, ethnography, oral history, and community interviews, and actively working to hear Inuvialuit voices speak about their rich and textured history"--Provided by publisher.

Participatory Practice

This exciting new book on social work is both practical and theoretical.

Author: Ledwith, Margaret

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847420125

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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This exciting book is a pioneering work of integrated praxis, situating theory within a participatory worldview and grounding practice in the important issues of our times - social justice and sustainability. The book will be of interest to both academics and community-based practitioners.

Communities of Practice in Language Research

Critiquing and offering alternative suggestions for the ways in which researchers frame research participants as members of communities of practice, with the goal of inspiring use of the Community of Practice (CofP) model in new areas of ...

Author: Brian Walter King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000008002

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Communities of Practice in Language Research provides an up-to-date and critical introduction to the community of practice framework and how this can be applied to language research. Critiquing and offering alternative suggestions for the ways in which researchers frame research participants as members of communities of practice, with the goal of inspiring use of the Community of Practice (CofP) model in new areas of research, this book: engages in extended critical analysis of past research as well as questioning recent applications and suggesting limitations incorporates instructive examples from multiple fields, including Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Anthropology, Critical Discourse Studies, Language Teaching & Learning, Literacy Studies, and a trailblazing section on Language & Digital Media brings up-to-date the key questions and concerns around the Communities of Practice model, debunking myths and re-emphasising ongoing challenges. Communities of Practice in Language Research is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying research methods or undertaking research projects in those areas.

Social and Critical Practice in Art Education

Essays describe how art can be used to explore cultural, social, and personal issues with students.

Author: Dennis Atkinson

Publisher: Trentham Books

ISBN: 9781858563114

Category: Education

Page: 146

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Essays describe how art can be used to explore cultural, social, and personal issues with students.

Clinical Psychologists and Critical Community Psychology

Author: Jenny Stuart

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