Dialogical Community Development

Dialogical Community Development

Dialogical Community Development is a courageous, ground-breaking attempt to re-draw the parameters and re-map the ground of community development practice.

Author: Peter Westoby

Publisher: Millipede Books

ISBN: 0975765833

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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Community development has been increasingly influenced and co-opted by a modernist, soulless, rational philosophy, which has reduced it to a shallow technique for 'solving community problems' and threatens the very legitimacy of community development as an instrument of society's renewal and fulfilment. Dialogical Community Development is a courageous, ground-breaking attempt to re-draw the parameters and re-map the ground of community development practice. By re-imagining community as dialogue and hospitality, the authors create an alternative vision of community development practice: a deep, soulful exercise that demands a re-examination of personal values, and a respect for and solidarity with the groups within the community. In a series of conversations on transformative community processes, challenges for practitioners, and practical care for the multiple dimensions of community life, the authors set out the details of this vision. Highly recommended for students, scholars, policy makers, activists, and anyone who is interested in bringing more life and collaborative movement into their ways of engaging with community.
Categories: Political Science

Theory and Practice of Dialogical Community Development

Theory and Practice of Dialogical Community Development

This book proposes that community development has been increasingly influenced and co-opted by a modernist, soulless, rational philosophy - reducing it to a shallow technique for ‘solving community problems’.

Author: Peter Westoby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136272844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 782

This book proposes that community development has been increasingly influenced and co-opted by a modernist, soulless, rational philosophy - reducing it to a shallow technique for ‘solving community problems’. In contrast, this dialogical approach re-maps the ground of community development practice within a frame of ideas such as dialogue, hospitality and depth. For the first time community development practitioners are provided with an accessible understanding of dialogue and its relevance to their practice, exploring the contributions of internationally significant thinkers such as P. Freire, M. Buber, D. Bohm and H.G Gadamer, J. Derrida, G. Esteva and R. Sennett. What makes the book distinctive is that: first, it identifies a dialogical tradition of community development and considers how such a tradition shapes practice within contemporary contexts and concerns – economic, social, political, cultural and ecological. Second, the book contrasts such an approach with technical and instrumental approaches to development that fail to take complex systems seriously. Third, the approach links theory to practice through a combination of storytelling and theory-reflection – ensuring that readers are drawn into a practice-theory that they feel increasingly confident has been 'tried and tested' in the world over the past 25 years.
Categories: Business & Economics

Ethics equity and community development

Ethics  equity and community development

... of dialogical community development: International perspectives, Abingdon:
Routledge. Winton, T. (2015) Island home: A landscape memoir, Melbourne:
Penguin. SEVEN Corporate social responsibility and community development in
a ...

Author: Banks, Sarah

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447345121

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Through a wide-range of cross-disciplinary and international perspectives, this book considers the place and meaning of ethics and ethical practice in community development work within varied political, economic and ecological contexts across the globe, examining the challenges of negotiating the tensions between ethics and politics in an unequal world. Divided into three parts, Part One focuses on austerity, ecological limits and neo-liberalism as key issues in ethical community development practice. Part Two looks at community development as an occupation, considering issues of roles and boundaries, consent, discretion and privacy. Part Three examines a range of different settings and practice approaches, reflecting upon the possibilities for sustainable and ethical future practices and offering alternative paradigms for ethical being and action. This book is essential for anyone engaged in the field of community development.
Categories: Social Science

Towards a Dialogical Community

Towards a Dialogical Community

Author: Daniel G. Oprean

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1056576359

Category: Baptist Orthodox dialogue

Page: 260

View: 540

Categories: Baptist Orthodox dialogue

Theorising the Practice of Community Development

Theorising the Practice of Community Development

I., Theron, F. and Maphunye, K.L., eds, Participatory Development in South Africa.
Pretoria: Van Schaik. Thiongo'O ... Westoby, P. and Dowling, G. 2013. Theory
and Practice of Dialogical Community Development: International Perspectives.

Author: Peter Westoby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317010999

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 143

Based on 25 years of community development practice, six of which have been lived in South Africa, Peter Westoby’s ground-breaking monograph moves away from dominant normative accounts of community development to provide an appreciative and critical analysis of concrete examples of community development theory and practice. By examining community development stories as experienced on the ground, Westoby is able to show how the poor are organising themselves using various forms of community development as well as demonstrating how the state and non-state actors are attempting to organise, engage or accompany the poor through community development. The book also breaks new ground in theorising the practice of community development, drawing inductively from the stories analysed. The diversity of South African contexts and the proliferation of different kinds of community practice, make this a hugely difficult task. Despite this, Westoby argues it is one worth undertaking given the seriousness of the challenges facing the poor and progressive social change agents within South Africa. In this undertaking, Westoby draws upon a unique analytical framework to help illuminate current community development policy and programme challenges, along with practice dilemmas and wisdom.
Categories: Social Science

Communicatio Socialis Yearbook

Communicatio Socialis Yearbook

This introduced into the community communication circles a theology of biblical
and sacramental “ communio " with a ... through which to develop a sense of
personal dignity and creativity , develop participatory , dialogical community and
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074837447

Category: Christianity

Page:

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Categories: Christianity

Toward a Dialogical Community

Toward a Dialogical Community

My own development is but one example of this shift and the following paper
offers my narrative as an example of this change in thinking. Second, I believe
that the shift in thinking that is taking place can be understood especially by
seeing the ...

Author: James F. Moore

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761828362

Category: Religion

Page: 139

View: 136

A collection of articles based on the idea of joint Christian-Jewish reading of biblical texts from both Testaments, and assumptions and conclusions related to it. Partial contents:
Categories: Religion

Dialogue Culture Philosophy

Dialogue  Culture  Philosophy

... that we must be members of a dialogical community , that our growth and
development in this community ( or communities ) goes hand - in - hand with my
own growth and development , and so on . Communities of Dialogue But now
further ...

Author: Daniela G. Camhy

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132632659

Category: Children and philosophy

Page: 198

View: 369

Categories: Children and philosophy

Man Development

Man   Development

Emergence of a Mid - Point To be fair to Espejo , it must be noted that his ideal of
recursive organization corresponds to the ideal of the dialogic community
mentioned above . But Espejo lacks the corresponding Bakhtinian view of
dialogical ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924087304279

Category: Developing countries

Page:

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Categories: Developing countries

Community Development Practice

Community Development Practice

The book therewith documents its authors' continuing attempts at developing good practical and reflective support for their ongoing social change efforts, something our local community development scene could very well do with.

Author: Ann Ingamells

Publisher: Common Ground Publishing

ISBN: 1863356452

Category: Social Science

Page: 138

View: 744

Thankfully, another publication from the creative Queensland Community Development 'crowd'... Indeed, what would we do without them in a rather sedate and seemingly stagnant Australian publishing landscape in so far as Community Development is concerned...? What I most particularly appreciate is the editors' and contributors' ongoing attempts at creating 'living theory' informed by their ongoing practice and their holding on to the spiritual, democratic, relational and dialogical principles for which their work has become known. The book therewith documents its authors' continuing attempts at developing good practical and reflective support for their ongoing social change efforts, something our local community development scene could very well do with..." Jacques Boulet, editor New Community Quarterly.
Categories: Social Science

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

Thirdly , a new communication theory has to be developed namely , the
dialogical communication theory of H . J . C ... capitalist economy , however , the
shaming is unjust and counter - productive , hindering community development .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110578783

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page:

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Abstracts of dissertations available on microfilm or as xerographic reproductions.
Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Human Development Across the Life Span

Human Development Across the Life Span

Such a dialogical perspective has profound implications for our understanding
the process of moral development in a ... the conception of moral community to
which such a dialogical perspective on moral development necessarily gives rise
.

Author: Ralph L. Mosher

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UOM:39015047434348

Category: Education

Page: 283

View: 678

Describes recent thinking on interactive development across the spectrum of competency domains within the individual.
Categories: Education

Uncovering the Theory of Action of an Indonesian Community Development Agency

Uncovering the Theory of Action of an Indonesian Community Development Agency

This " large dug - out canoe " was only the intention to conduct this research in a
dialogical mode , collaboratively with my ... more critical about our common "
object of interest , " namely the organization ' s " community development "
concept .

Author: George Junus Aditjondro

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924051836843

Category: Community development

Page: 542

View: 709

Categories: Community development

Differentiated Dialogical and Prophetic Communitarianism

Differentiated  Dialogical and Prophetic Communitarianism

A more basic point is that the community flourishes to the extent of the full
development and expression of its individual members . Heterogeneity of
members is what we are seeking , not homogeneous membership of the form
developed in ...

Author: Kathleen R. Sell

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89055561815

Category:

Page: 554

View: 586

Categories:

Knowledge Systems Perspective of Rural Community Development

Knowledge Systems Perspective of Rural Community Development

Criteria and Constraints of Three Paradigms Stephen Michael Knisely. Warren, D
. Michael, and Peter M. Meehan 1980 "Applied Ethnoscience and Dialogical
Communication in Rural Development." In David W. Brokensha, D. M. Warren,
and ...

Author: Stephen Michael Knisely

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924059833503

Category:

Page: 234

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Categories:

Community Operational Research

Community Operational Research

OR and Systems Thinking for Community Development Gerald Midgley,
Alejandro Ochoa-Arias ... research ('Community OR' for short) in that it considers
what it might mean to develop a community towards enriched dialogical
competence.

Author: Gerald Midgley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306483351

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

View: 932

"This is the book I have been waiting for. Community Operational Research has shown that analysis can be used not only for, but also with, community groups, helping them to gain more control of their situations. What Midgley and Ochoa-Arias' volume does is provide not only rich examples of grass-roots practice, but also thought-provoking theoretical explorations. The editors have a point of view, but they allow space for debate with those who interpret Community OR differently." Jonathan Rosenhead (Emeritus Professor of Operational Research, London School of Economics and Political Science; Ex-President of the ORS)
Categories: Social Science

Community Development and Beyond

Community Development and Beyond

If community development does take off , they need to be geared towards
handling and incorporating grass - roots inputs ... Building on existing knowledge
provides a point of departure for what Freire calls a dialogical learning process (
Kilian ...

Author: Frik De Beer

Publisher: Van Schaik Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105073042116

Category: Community development

Page: 118

View: 794

The authors investigate the evolution of thought on community development from a methodology and technique to a set of (often normative) principles. Key issues on community development are introduced and explained by way of annotated case studies.
Categories: Community development

The African Global Initiative on the New Environmental Economic Order

The African Global Initiative on the New Environmental Economic Order

Without that movemental dimension the community would easily be isolated and
destroyed . Furthermore learning and development can only take place through
establishing dialogical linkages with other communities . This vision revolved ...

Author: G. K. Mwereria

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C048167089

Category: Environmental policy

Page: 147

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Categories: Environmental policy

Community Education and Community Development

Community Education and Community Development

This is particularly important because community workers may operate in
relatively isolated and unsupported settings . In many ... We cannot , therefore ,
be in the business of telling students what their values should be ; such an
approach is the antithesis of dialogical learning . ... This curriculum outline in my
view clearly justifies claims for community development work to be an area of
specialist study .

Author: Laurie Bidwell

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000008847935

Category: Adult education

Page: 131

View: 225

Categories: Adult education

Planning for Community

Planning for Community

The Mythology of Community Development and Social Planning Ian F. Shirley ...
as increased effectiveness in social and economic terms , and further , that this
perceived improvement be evaluated in ' dialogical action with the oppressed .

Author: Ian F. Shirley

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001826674

Category: Auckland (N.Z.)

Page: 173

View: 368

Categories: Auckland (N.Z.)