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Beyond “Us” and “Them”: Constructive Ideologies and Groups, Common Identities, Inclusive Caring, and Pluralism

Ervin Staub

in Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Conflict, and Terrorism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195382044
eISBN:
9780199864942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382044.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the development of constructive ideology and constructive community groups to prevent violence. A constructive ideology/vision for social arrangements that offer a better life ... More


Group Support

Barbara Lubrano Di Ciccone, Tiffany D Floyd, and David W Kissane

in Enhancing Cancer Care: Complementary therapy and support

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199297559
eISBN:
9780191730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297559.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Group support allows patients to address cancer-related concerns while also receiving emotional support from others with similar experiences. Such social support is known to act as a buffer against ... More


How the groups organise themselves

Liz Richardson

in DIY Community Action: Neighbourhood problems and community self-help

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420855
eISBN:
9781447302124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the internal workings of community organisations. It looks at how these informal associations organise themselves, how they develop internally in order to deliver activities ... More


Managing community practice: Principles, policies and programmes

Sarah Banks, Hugh L Butcher, and Paul Henderson (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343567
eISBN:
9781447302766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343567.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Recent policy trends have moved the principle of community involvement to the centre of the UK government's social inclusion, neighbourhood renewal and health development programmes. The challenges ... More


Community Groups in Context: Local Activities and Actions

Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327776
eISBN:
9781447327806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Whilst there is a growing body of literature on formal voluntary organisations, relatively little research has been undertaken into the roles and functioning of small, informal, below the radar ... More


Are we different? Claims for distinctiveness in voluntary and community action

Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore (eds)

in Community Groups in Context: Local Activities and Actions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327776
eISBN:
9781447327806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Below the radar’ has become a short-hand term for small community groups who are either not registered with the Charity Commission or other regulatory bodies and/or lack a regular, substantial annual ... More


DIY Community Action: Neighbourhood problems and community self-help

Liz Richardson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420855
eISBN:
9781447302124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

How people can be persuaded to take more control of their own lives continues to be a subject of policy and academic debate, and the contribution of active citizens to improving societal well-being ... More


More than Bricks and Mortar: A Story of Community Archaeology

JODIE A. O’GORMAN

in Beneath the Ivory Tower: The Archaeology of Academia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034225
eISBN:
9780813039602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034225.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Community archaeology is a form of public archaeology and shares some concerns with indigenous archaeology, reflexive archaeology, and efforts to decolonize archaeology. What sets community ... More


Getting below the radar: micro-mapping ‘hidden’ community activity

Andri Soteri-Proctor (ed.)

in Community Groups in Context: Local Activities and Actions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327776
eISBN:
9781447327806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter presents the concept of micro-mapping. This is a technique of identifying ‘hidden’ community groups: those that do not appear on the official lists of regulators, sector directories and ... More


Below the radar? Community groups and activities in context

Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore (eds)

in Community Groups in Context: Local Activities and Actions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327776
eISBN:
9781447327806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter introduces the concept of ‘below the radar’ community groups. The term is defined as a means of understanding small scale, informal, civil society actions and how these relate to the ... More


All change? Surviving below the radar: community groups and activities in hard times

Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore (eds)

in Community Groups in Context: Local Activities and Actions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327776
eISBN:
9781447327806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter critically examines what has changed, and not changed, for below the radar community groups. It highlights the changing fortunes of the idea of community, and the roles expected of ... More


Issues and expertise

Marian Barnes, Janet Newman, and Helen Sullivan

in Power, participation and political renewal: Case studies in public participation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346681
eISBN:
9781447303053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346681.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter considers two examples of initiatives that have even less of a profile within contemporary democratic practice: initiatives that are based around campaigns and policy making in relation ... More


Team Effectiveness

Barbara Monroe and Peter Speck (eds)

in Teamwork in Palliative Care: Fulfilling or Frustrating?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198567745
eISBN:
9780191730436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567745.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the effectiveness of palliative care teams. If the goal of good end-of-life care for all is to be met, palliative care professionals will need to extend their concept of ... More


Benarrawa Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Solidarity Group: working to reduce the deleterious effects of racism through structural community development

Athena Lathouras and Dyann Ross

in Community Organising Against Racism: Race', Ethnicity and Community Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447333746
eISBN:
9781447333791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333746.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter describes work with an Aboriginal community group using an approach described as structural community development, a ‘bottom-up, citizen-led and -owned approach that seeks to challenge ... More


Bengalis in the council chamber

Sarah Glynn

in Class, ethnicity and religion in the Bengali East End: A political history

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095955
eISBN:
9781781707432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095955.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 7 charts how community-based activism led to a pragmatic move into mainstream politics. Initially this meant the Labour Party, which was then dominant locally, was most immigrant friendly, ... More


What is a Graeco-Roman Festival?: A Polythetic Approach

Jon W. Iddeng

in Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter sets out to make a polythetic definition of a festival in ancient times. It argues that a Greco-Roman festival can be defined as a socio-religious phenomenon, containing certain physical ... More


Democracy, Community, and the Crisis of Public Education

Michael B. Fabricant

in Organizing for Educational Justice: The Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669608
eISBN:
9781452946979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter describes how parents and community groups have been building organizing initiatives to empower parents and advance specific community proposals for change. It identifies instances of ... More


Economic Strengthening Approaches with Female Sex Workers: Implications for HIV Prevention

A Mantsios, D Kerrigan, J Mbwambo, S Likindikoki, and C Shembilu

in Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention: Optimizing Strategies for Reducing New Infections and Improving Care

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190675486
eISBN:
9780190675509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675486.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter examines different strategies for addressing the economic vulnerability that puts female sex workers (FSW) at increased risk of acquiring HIV. After presenting various theoretical ... More


Network theory and analysis

Alison Gilchrist

in The well-connected community: A networking approach to community development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420565
eISBN:
9781447304012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420565.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter reviews analytical models developed from group and organisational studies and identifies key features often associated with effective networking. Networks are presented as an effective ... More


Organized Labor and Casino Politics in Toronto

Steven Tufts

in Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501706547
eISBN:
9781501712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines labor's role in a public battle over the siting of a casino in Toronto, which played out among different levels of government, real estate developers, casino corporations, and ... More


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