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Community Practices In Australia (Pearson Original Edition)

By Wendy Weeks, Lesley Hoatson, Jane Dixon
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Author
Wendy Weeks
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Edition
1st
ISBN
9781740910330
Published Date
30/04/2003
Pages
155

Community Practices in Australia presents 15 contemporary case studies covering a range of community practices to help students and community workers improve  their skills and knowledge by reflecting on personal practice.  The book is organised into six sections, with case studies in each illustrating different ways in which communities and community groups within civil society engage with the state. Each  case study  draws out the principles, strategies and skills used to build and maintain a sense of community, either as an end in itself ,or as a vehicle to achieve social, economic, political and cultural change.

The text commences with four theoretical chapters which give coherence to the choice of case studies, and a final chapter entitled 'lessons from Australian community practices'.

Features
  • The cases cover a broad sweep of activity, including: the uses and limitations of the Internet as a mechanism for connection and action, place management in local government, working with asylum seekers, global action to prevent child sex exploitation, paid maternity leave campaigning, abortion law reform and partnerships to achieve social and economic development.
  • Some key issues for students to debate include:
    • The effects of globalisation on Australian community practice
    • The extent to which government activities have the potential to influence the structure, function and identity of communities
    • How community groups challenge and can influence government activities
    • What is meant by the discourse of partnerships between government and communities
    • How local and global spheres of activity are enlivened by community practice
    • The ways in which identity politics are being reflected in today’s community practice
    • The ideologies and principles that underpin community activity
    • The ingredients of successful community practice.
Table of contents

SECTION I: COMMUNITY PRACTICES: CONTEXT AND FRAMEWORKS
1. Sharing theory and practice Jane Dixon, Lesley Hoatson, Wendy Weeks 
2. Globalisation and community practice Wendy Weeks 
3. Community practice within the context of civil society-state relations Jane Dixon  
4. The scope of Australian community practice Lesley Hoatson 
 
SECTION II: BUILDING TRANSNATIONAL SOLIDARITY 
Introduction 
5. Global actions to prevent child sexual exploitation: the ECPAT experience
Bernadette McMenamin 
6. Realising dreams: community development in Zambia Marjorie Quinn 
 
SECTION III: COMMUNITIES DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS WITH GOVERNMENTS
Introduction 
7. Creating community pride: the Bridgewater-Gagebrook urban renewal program
Karen Gardner and Cris Fitzpatrick 
8. Partnerships and mutuality in rural community development, Western Australia
Phil Connors 
9. Communities for everyone: redesigning contested public places in Victoria
Mandy Press 

SECTION IV: ENGAGING IN NEIGHBOURHOOD AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Introduction 
10. A resident-led recovery: the re-enfranchising of a community in Victoria Gill Heal 
11. Housing renewal in the Parks community, South Australia Frank Tesoriero 
 
SECTION V: COMMUNITY ORGANISING 
Introduction 
12. Australians for Reconciliation: Port Hedland, Western Australia
Bev Fabb in collaboration with Rose Murray, Sharon Todd and Michelle Mackenzie 
13. Women’s organising and paid maternity leave Wendy Weeks 
 
SECTION VI: CAMPAIGNING AGAINST THE STATE 
Introduction 
14. How the West was won: abortion law reform in Western Australia Judith Straton and Billie Giles-Corti. 
15. The FairWear campaign Annie Carroll in collaboration with Anne Delaney and
Karrina Nolan 
16. Campaigning for asylum seekers in Western Australia Lucy Fiske 
 
SECTION VII: CREATING AND RESOURCING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES AND NETWORKS
Introduction 
17. Infoxchange Australia: technology for social justice Andrew Mahar 
18. Borderlands: developing a co-operative Jacques Boulet 
19. Community capacity checklists: use cautiously amid complexity Cathy Banwell and Andrea Whittaker 127
 
SECTION VIII:  REFLECTING ON AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY PRACTICES
20. Lessons from community practices in Australia Jane Dixon, Lesley Hoatson and
Wendy Weeks 
 
Bibliography 
Index 

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