Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447322467 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only
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Class, Inequality and Community Development

Edited by Mae Shaw and Marjorie Mayo

Class, Inequality and Community Development

Edited by Mae Shaw and Marjorie Mayo

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447322467 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447322450 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only
With inequality continuing to be an incredibly salient political and social issue, this book on the part it plays in community development could not be more timely. Arguing strenuously that class analysis should be central to any discussion of the potential benefits of community development, because otherwise development can simply mask the underlying causes of inequality, the book brings together contributors from a wide range of backgrounds to explore the ways that an understanding of class can offer a new path in the face of increasing social polarization.
Contents
1. Introduction ~ The Editors;
Section 1: Contested concepts of class and their applications in policies and practices, past and present;
2. Competing concepts of social class: implications and applications ~ Frances Fox Piven and Lorraine C. Minnite;
3. Community development in the UK: Whatever happened to class? ~ Gary Craig;
Section 2: Class, inequality and community development policies and practices in international contexts;
4. The impact of gender, race and class on women’s political participation in post-apartheid South Africa ~ Janine Hicks and S’thembiso Lindelihle Myeni;
5. Building global alliances locally and globally ~ Kate Newman;
6. Working-class movements and ecology ~ Stefania Barca and Emanuele Leonardi;
7. Rural-urban alliances for community development through land reform from below ~ Maria Elena Martinez-Torres and Frederico Daia Firmiano;
8. Class, caste and community development ~ Mohd Shahid and Manish Jha;
9. Community development: (un)fulfilled hopes for social equality in Poland ~ Anna Bilon, Ewa Kurantowicz and Kamikla Rudnicka; 1
0. When community organising moves into government: Recent experience in Bolivia ~ Mike Geddes;
11. Community development and class in the context of an East Asian productivist welfare regime ~ KK Fung;
Section 3: Exploring the implications and identifying potential ways forward;
12. Race, class and green jobs ~ Sekou Franklin;
13. Making critical alliances: Community unionism ~ Pilgrim Tucker;
14. Community organising for social change: identifying the spaces for class politics ~ Marilyn Taylor, Ruth Townsley and Mandy Wilson;
15. Popular education and community development: Sharing learning ~ Peter Taylor;
16. Conclusions: exploring the implications for theory and practice ~ The editors.
Review Quotes
Barry Checkoway, University of Michigan
“This wonderful new book is a welcomed contribution to the literature which relates community development to social class and public policy—with special emphasis on inequalities in society.”
Mick Carpenter, University of Warwick, emeritus
“This coherent and timely collection makes the convincing case for social class to be moved from the sidelines back to the center of theory and practice in contemporary community development.”
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