Organizing For Social Change

Author : Michael J Papa
ISBN : 9789351501367
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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`The body of work this book represents is clearly important both theoretically and in terms of encouraging scholars and practitioners in continuing efforts of large-scale change and social justice. The cases considered are fascinating, and the authors' analyses of them are enlightening' - Katherine Miller Professor, Department of Communication, Texas A&M University `In Organizing for Social Change, one rediscovers the value of dialectics within a theoretically complex story of empowerment and transformation that is told in a very personal tone with careful attention to detail' - Patrice M Buzzanell, Professor, Department of Communication, Purdue University `Scholars and practitioners will find this book theoretically sound, methodologically rigorous, and rich with poignant narratives. The book models engaged scholarship; it is truly refreshing to encounter scholarship that matters to various stakeholders, academic and otherwise' - Lynn M. Harter Assistant Professor, School of Communication Studies, Ohio University Conventionally, analysts of social change perceive organizational initiatives in binary terms: for instance, projects are seen as being either top-down or bottom-up; local culture is seen as being either modern or traditional. Challenging this restrictive dualistic sentiment, this important book argues that social change emerges in a nonlinear, circuitous and dialectic process of struggle between competing poles of action. In support of their approach, the authors: - identify four dialectic tensions as being central to the process of organizing for social change: control and emancipation, oppression and empowerment, dissemination and dialogue, and fragmentation and unity; - argue for a dialectic approach which acknowledges that contradictory tensions can and do co-exist (for example, a project can control beneficiaries with tough conditionalities even as it emancipates them through economic empowerment); and - draw upon cases set in various contexts-social justice, academic, corporate, artistic, and others-from both developing and developed countries. The authors elaborate their thesis by examining four cases in depth: the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh; the dairy cooperatives of India's National Dairy Development Board; entertainment-education broadcasts and on-the-ground community organizing in Indian villages; and community suppers in Appalachia (USA). Combining quality scholarship with a very interesting writing style, drawning from everyday life and its new insights into the processes of social change, this absorbing book is an essential text for scholars and practitioners of communication, social work, gender studies and social change.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Development And Social Change

Author : Philip McMichael
ISBN : 9781412992077
Genre : Business & Economics
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In his Fifth Edition of Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective, author Philip McMichael examines the project of globalization and its instabilities (climate, energy, food, financial crises) through the lens of development and its origins in the colonial project. The book continues to help students make sense of a complex world in transition and explains how globalization became part of public discourse. Filled with case studies, this text makes the intricacies of globalization concrete, meaningful, and clear for students and moves them away from simple social evolutionary views, encouraging them to connect social change, development policies, global inequalities and social movements. The book challenges students to see themselves as global citizens whose consumption decisions have real social and ecological implications.
Category: Business & Economics

Making Good

Author : Billy Parish
ISBN : 9781609613693
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 20.2 MB
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As we emerge from the recession, a generation is searching for practical answers about how to succeed and make positive change in the world. With real-life success stories and practical advice and exercises, Making Good outlines how to find opportunities to effect change and make money. These opportunities are not just for entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies: Making Good shows step-by-step how any person can achieve financial autonomy, capitalize on global changes to infrastructure, and learn from everyday success stories--providing the skills and insights this generation needs to succeed and build careers and lives of consequence. Charismatic, young, and passionate, Billy Parish and Dev Aujla have been recognized in media outlets like Vanity Fair, Salon, and Rolling Stone as the voices of their generation. They are at the vanguard of figuring out how the next generation will rethink, reimagine, and rebuild the world around us. Making Good culls the knowledge that has allowed Billy and Dev to build thriving, meaningful careers into a book that will be What Color Is Your Parachute? for the Facebook generation.
Category: Business & Economics

Social Change

Author : Steven Vago
ISBN : 0131115561
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 38.80 MB
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This book is about the age-old concern with social change, which is one of the most important, challenging, and exciting topics in sociology. It is concerned with the questions of how society changes, in what direction, and by what forces this change occurs. Using exciting real-life case examples, this book draws attention to the characteristics, processes, and perspectives of social change in the United States and cross-culturally. It covers theories, patterns, spheres, duration, reactions, the impact, the costs, the strategies, and the assessment of social change. Because of its current and timely material, this is an excellent reader for social workers, counselors, and sociologists.
Category: Social Science

Rechnerorganisation Und Entwurf

Author : David A. Patterson
ISBN : 3827415950
Genre : Computers
File Size : 67.56 MB
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Studierende der Informatik und der Ingenieurwissenschaften finden hier die zentralen Konzepte beim Aufbau und dem Entwurf von Rechnern ausführlich und mit vielen Beispielen erklärt. Das Buch bietet eine solide Grundlage für das Verständnis des Zusammenspiels zwischen Hardware und Software auf den unterschiedlichen Ebenen. Patterson/Hennessy deckt alle Themen zur Rechnerorganisation kompetent und aus einem Guss ab: beginnend mit dem Aufbau von Computern, einer Einführung in die Maschinensprache und die Rechnerarithmetik, über die Einflussfaktoren auf die Rechenleistung und den Entwurf von Steuerwerk und Datenpfad, bis hin zur Leistungssteigerung durch Nutzung von Pipelining und der Speicherhierarchie. Zwei Kapitel über Ein- und Ausgabesysteme sowie zu Multiprozessoren und Cluster-Computing runden das Werk ab. Herausragende Merkmale: - Grundlagen ergänzt durch Fallstudien aus der Praxis wie z.B. die Organisation aktueller Pentium-Implementierungen oder das PC-Cluster von Google - Kapitel 9 "Multiprozessoren und Cluster" exklusiv in der deutschen Ausgabe des Buchs - Glossar-Begriffe, Verständnisfragen, Hinweise auf Fallstricke und Fehlschlüsse, Zusammenfassungen zu allen Kapiteln -zweisprachiger Index Auf der CD-ROM: -> ergänzende und vertiefende Materialien im Umfang von ca. 350 Seiten: - vertiefende Abschnitte mit Fokus auf Hardware oder Software - Historische Perspektiven und Literaturhinweise zu allen Kapiteln - 4 Anhänge: A) Assemblers, Linkers, SPIM; B) The Basics of Logic Design; C) Mapping Control to Hardware; D) A Survey of RISC Architectures -> ca. 200 nicht in die deutsche Print-Ausgabe übernommene Aufgaben der englischsprachigen Print-Ausgabe -> ca. 180 Aufgaben zur Vertiefung inkl. Lösungen -> Werkzeuge mit Tutorien, z.B. SPIM, Icarus Verilog. Für Dozenten: Zugang zu Materialien aus der Original Instructor ́s Website: Lectures slides, Lecture Notes, Figures from the book, Solutions to all exercises
Category: Computers

Community Development Social Action And Social Planning

Author : Alan Twelvetrees
ISBN : 9781137544902
Genre : Social Science
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Now going into its fifth edition, Alan Twelvetrees' invaluable guide to the theory and practice of community work has been educating students and practitioners alike for over three decades. Covering topics such as work with community groups, the various dimensions of social action and project planning and how to engage effectively with public bodies, this is a truly comprehensive must-read for community workers, as well as anyone keen to undertake effective work in the community. Drawing on the author's wealth of experience, and benefitting from the grounded style of writing that has made the previous editions so popular, the book considers everyday community work situations to provide readers with a genuine feel for the realities of practice. Fully revised and updated, this edition features: in-depth discussion of specialist community work, focusing on areas such as disability, children and young people, women and ethnic minorities guidance on how to work with community division, violence, and other difficult situations detailed advice on partnership working and effective management within large bureaucracies. This classic text is essential for anyone studying, working or just interested in community work, community regeneration and service planning.
Category: Social Science

Social Work Treatment 4th Edition

Author : Francis J. Turner
ISBN : 9781439135983
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 69.27 MB
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"Written by leading practitioners and educators in the field, Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Theoretical Approaches, Fourth Edition is the standard text on theories of social work and a trusted reference book for social work practitioners. In this updated edition, Francis Turner introduces exciting new theoretical systems that have gained importance since the 1980s, including Aboriginal theory, Narrative, Hypnosis, Constructivism, and Empowerment theory. Twenty chapters from the previous edition have been completely revised and expanded, to reflect the influence of new ideas and clinical experience in social work practice. An exceptionally strong group of distinguished contributors to past editions and writers new to this volume together examine the full range of therapeutic approaches - including psychoanalysis, ego psychology, cognitive, crisis intervention, client-centered theory, feminist theory, meditation, transactional analysis, systems theory, task-centered social work, and neurolinguistics." "Social Work Treatment makes the range of theories upon which current practice is built fully available, providing professionals with ready access to the theoretical diversity and richness that is the mark of contemporary social work practice. It enables social work students at all levels - bachelor, masters and doctoral - to learn and integrate ongoing theoretical developments in the field, which ultimately ensures a client's optimum service."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Fiction

The Accidental Fundraiser

Author : Stephanie Roth
ISBN : 0787981419
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 43.52 MB
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Category: Business & Economics