This book explores the contributions that research, with refugees and with faith-based organizations for example, makes to strengthen community development and consequently promote active citizenship and social justice. Hannah Berry, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Juan Camilo Cock, Praxis, UK Adam Dinham, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Rebecca Herron, University of Lincoln, UK Daniella Holland, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Hannah Jones, Open University, UK Vaughan Jones, Praxis, UK Green Nyoni, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Gabi Recknagel, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Alison Rooke, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Chrissie Tiller, Goldsmiths, London University, UK Jane Watts, National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, UK Robin Wright, University of Lincoln, UK
This is a comprehensive overview of the field of Community Interpreting. It explores the relationship between research, training and practice, reviewing the main theoretical concepts, describing the main issues surrounding the practice and the training of interpreters, and identifying areas of much needed research in answering those issues.
This incisive book provides a critical history and analysis of community organizing, the tradition of bringing groups together to build power and forge grassroots leadership for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice. Begun by Saul Alinsky in the 1930s, there are today nearly 200 institution-based groups active in 40 U.S. states, and the movement is spreading internationally. David Walls charts how community organizing has transcended the neighborhood to seek power and influence at the metropolitan, state, and national levels, together with such allies as unions and human rights advocates. Some organizing networks have embraced these goals while others have been more cautious, and the growing profile of community organizing has even charged political debate. Importantly, Walls engages social movements literature to bring insights to our understanding of community organizing networks, their methods, allies and opponents, and to show how community organizing offers concepts and tools that are indispensable to a democratic strategy of social change. Community Organizing will be essential reading for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of sociology, social movements and social work. It will also inform organizers and grassroots leaders, as well as the elected officials and others who contend with them. David Walls is professor emeritus of sociology at Sonoma StateUniversity in Rohnert Park, California. He is co-editor ofAppalachia in the Sixties and author of The Activist’sAlmanac. He worked with the Appalachian Volunteers, acommunity organizing project in the central Appalachian coalfields,from 1966 to 1970. He presently is a member of the leadershipcouncil of the North Bay Organizing Project.
In the first book-length study of this topic, D.W. McKiernan examines the way mainstream commercial cinema represents societys complex relationship with the idea and practice of community in the context of rapidly changing social conditions. Films examined include Ae Fond Kiss , The Idiots and Monsoon Wedding .
Community Without Community in Digital Culture presents the view that our digital culture is determined not by greater connection, but by the separation and gap that is a necessary concomitant of our fundamental technicity.
The focus of this book is on how community comes to influence political behaviour; it takes an interdisciplinary approach blending the fields of community psychology, sociology, and political science.
A Reserve Community is designed to supplement Saskatchewan Educations Grade Two Social Studies curriculum for classroom studies about the family and the community. The nucleus of this unit is the story, Codys Community. The story includes the concepts of identity, location, tradition, responsibility, transportation, occupation, community services and political structure. During the course of our unit, students will understand that a reserve is a community of First Nations families; a reserve provides services to its residents; a reserve has a political structure; reserves have a history; and much more. This Canada lesson provides a teacher and student section with task cards, big book, storybooks, word search, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.
Applying research into assessments of community theatre, epidemiology, and young peoples shared and private stories using a wide range of methodologies, this book explores the potential efficacy of community theatre to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania with reference to several other comparable sites in Africa.
A practical guide to key skills for community health workers Training, credentialing and employment opportunities for Community Health Workers (CHW) are expanding across the nation. Foundations for Community Health Workers provides a practical and comprehensive introduction to essential skills for CHWs, with an emphasis on social justice, cultural humility, and client-centered practice. Real-life case studies and quotes from working CHWs illustrate challenges and successes on the job. This updated second edition features: An Overview of community health work , including the role and history of CHWs, public health, health equality and health care policy in the US. Core competencies for providing direct services , including cultural humility, scope of practice, ethics, client-centered counseling, care management, and home visiting. Professional skills such as effective communication, conflict resolution, stress management, and interviewing for jobs. New chapters on key health issues such as chronic conditions management, promoting health eating and active living, understanding trauma and promoting the health of formerly incarcerated people. Group and community work , including health outreach, conducting trainings, groups facilitation, and community diagnosis and organizing, The second edition also features over 80 videos with CHWs and faculty that model how to work with clients and provide insight into skills and competencies needed for successful CHWs, and includes updated references and resources. The new Training Guide that accompanies the textbook includes detailed, step-by-step lesson plans, case studies, role plays, assessments, and video tutorials, with links to even more instructor resources. Foundations for Community Health Workers provides a practical and comprehensive guide to the essential skills youll need to serve your community effectively.