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
Category: Political Science
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.
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
Category: Business & Economics
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.
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Author: Banks, Sarah
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Social Science
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.
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
Category: Social Science
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.
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
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
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:
... 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
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 ...
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
Category: Social Science
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.
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 .
Category: Dissertations, Academic
Abstracts of dissertations available on microfilm or as xerographic reproductions.
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
Describes recent thinking on interactive development across the spectrum of competency domains within the individual.
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 "
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 ...
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,
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
Author: Gerald Midgley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science
"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)
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 (
Author: Frik De Beer
Publisher: Van Schaik Publishers
Category: Community development
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.
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 ...
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 .
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 .