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Organizing against Expansion

Judah Schept

in Progressive Punishment: Job Loss, Jail Growth and the Neoliberal Logic of Carceral Expansion

Published in print:
1942
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479810710
eISBN:
9781479802821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810710.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

While most chapters offer only glimpses into the local community organizing that challenged carceral expansion, Part 4 ends the book with a more robust examination. Chapter 8 looks primarily, ... More


International community organising: Taking power, making change

Dave Beck and Rod Purcell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847429773
eISBN:
9781447310884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429773.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

We live in changing and challenging times. After the financial crash, the Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement many people are looking for social alternatives based on vibrant and powerful ... More


Conclusion: Nonreformist Reforms and Abolitionist Alternatives

Judah Schept

in Progressive Punishment: Job Loss, Jail Growth and the Neoliberal Logic of Carceral Expansion

Published in print:
1942
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479810710
eISBN:
9781479802821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810710.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The conclusion to Progressive Punishment expands on some of the ideas discussed by Decarcerate Monroe County during the course of my fieldwork. These alternatives are rooted in an abolitionist ... More


New models of community organising

Dave Beck and Rod Purcell

in International community organising: Taking power, making change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847429773
eISBN:
9781447310884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429773.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter how the ideas of community organising are constantly evolving and being reinterpreted by practitioners. These developments are explored through a survey of community organisers. The ... More


What community organising does and doesn't achieve

Dave Beck and Rod Purcell

in International community organising: Taking power, making change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847429773
eISBN:
9781447310884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429773.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter discusses the contribution that community organising makes to improve the lives of people within poor communities. This analysis is based on the review of case studies in the earlier ... More


Community Organizing

Thomas J. Ward

in Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190624620
eISBN:
9780190624651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624620.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Even before the center was established, Geiger hired John Hatch to help lay the groundwork with the local community. Hatch went to Bolivar County to seek input from women, young people, and ... More


The roots of community organising

Dave Beck and Rod Purcell

in International community organising: Taking power, making change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847429773
eISBN:
9781447310884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429773.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter explores and analyses the roots of community organising. It discusses the contribution of Saul Alinsky and the development of the Industrial Areas Foundation. Reference is made to the ... More


Comparing and contrasting current community organising models

Dave Beck and Rod Purcell

in International community organising: Taking power, making change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847429773
eISBN:
9781447310884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429773.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The chapter reviews the main features of the three main models of community organising: IAF, ACORN and Slum Dwellers International. The key features for each model are identified, and the ... More


Counter-hegemony, critical thinking and community organising

Dave Beck and Rod Purcell

in International community organising: Taking power, making change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847429773
eISBN:
9781447310884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429773.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter explores the strengths and limitations of community organising. It goes on to discuss how a consideration of hegemony, and Gramsci's proposal for developing organic intellectuals and ... More


Struggling for the City

Llana Barber

in Latino City: Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945-2000

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631349
eISBN:
9781469631363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631349.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Many white residents correlated the economic decline of the city with the contemporaneous Latino immigration and so scapegoated the city's newcomers for Lawrence's decline. Resisting Latino ... More


Conclusion: Collaborating to Realize Rights

Anne Newman

in Realizing Educational Rights: Advancing School Reform through Courts and Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071749
eISBN:
9780226071886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071886.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This concluding chapter highlights how the strengths and weaknesses of court-based reform and community organizing mirror each other, and how neither type of advocate is likely to single-handedly ... More


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