Activism and Social Change: Lessons for Community Organizing (2nd Revised edition)

Activism and Social Change: Lessons for Community Organizing (2nd Revised edition)

By: Eric Shragge (author)Paperback

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Drawing on over thirty years of experience in community development practice, Eric Shragge offers a unique historical perspective on activism, linking various forms of local organizing to the broader goal of fundamental social change. This new edition places contemporary community organizing in a post-9/11 context and includes a discussion of national and international organizing efforts-in the Middle East, in the Occupy movement, in European resistance to austerity measures, and in recent student protests in Quebec. A new chapter-length case study covering Shragge's long-term involvement with the Immigrant Workers Centre in Montreal offers one of the few English-language discussions of community organizing in Quebec. Activism and Social Change is an excellent core or supplementary text in courses on social movements, community organizing, or community development.

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About Author

Eric Shragge retired as the Principal of the School of Community and Public Affairs at Concordia University in 2012. He is currently a volunteer staff member at the Immigrant Workers Centre in Montreal. His publications include: Contesting Community: The Limits and Potential of Community Organizing with James DeFilippis and Robert Fisher (2010) and Fight Back: Workplace Justice for Immigrants with Aziz Choudry, Jill Hanley, Steve Jordan, and Martha Stiegman (2009).


Introduction to the Second Edition Introduction: Asking Hard Questions 1. Theoretical Perspectives and Models of Community Work 2. Getting from There to Here: Historical Development of Community Work 3. The Legacy and Tradition of Social Action 4. Social Action Continues: Fighting Back in a Neo-liberal Age 5. Community as Containment or New Possibilities? 6. Conclusion: Fighting the Good Fight-The Immigrant Workers Centre References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/05/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781442606272
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781442606272
  • weight: 280
  • ISBN10: 1442606274
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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