Community Organizing and Community Building for Health / Edition 2

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This updated and revised edition of a highly praised volume provides meaningful insights into the systems of inequality in the United States - such as race, class, and gender - that impact health. Updated versions of a number of the original chapters, as well as new chapters and appendixes, address areas such as using community organizing to influence policy; using the arts in community building and organizing; online activism; and the role of cultural humility and systems change in building effective partnerships between local health departments and community residents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813534749
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to community organizing and community building 1
Ch. 2 Improving health through community organization and community building : a health education perspective 26
Ch. 3 Social action community organizing : proliferation, persistence, roots, and prospects 51
Ch. 4 Community building practice : a conceptual framework 66
Ch. 5 Community, community development, and the forming of authentic partnerships : some critical reflections 82
Ch. 6 New contexts of organizing : functions, challenges, and solutions 97
Ch. 7 Ethical issues and practical dilemmas in community organization and community participation 116
Ch. 8 Community health assessment or healthy community assessment : whose community? : whose health? : whose assessment? 138
Ch. 9 Mapping community capacity 158
Ch. 10 Selecting and cutting the issue 173
Ch. 11 Toward a gender analysis of community organizing models : liminality and the intersection of spheres 196
Ch. 12 Freirian praxis in health education and community organizing : a case study of an adolescent prevention program 218
Ch. 13 Education, participation, and capacity building in community organizing with women of color 240
Ch. 14 Local government and resident collaboration to improve health : a case study in capacity building and cultural humility 254
Ch. 15 Community organizing with the elderly poor in San Francisco's tenderloin district 272
Ch. 16 Understanding coalitions and how they operate as organizations 292
Ch. 17 Coalition building to prevent childhood lead poisoning : a case study from New York City 314
Ch. 18 Harnessing the power of the Internet for advocacy and organizing 331
Ch. 19 Using the arts in community organizing and community building 346
Ch. 20 Participatory evaluation : building community while assessing change 368
Ch. 21 Community building through empowering evaluation : a case study of community planning for HIV prevention 386
Ch. 22 Using community organizing and community building to influence policy 405
Ch. 23 Media advocacy : a strategy for empowering people and communities 419
App. 1 Action-oriented community diagnosis procedure 433
App. 2 Principles of community building : a policy perspective 436
App. 3 Coalition checklist 438
App. 4 Using force field analysis and SWOT analysis as strategic tools in community organizing 444
App. 5 Inclusivity checklist 448
App. 6 Community mapping and geographic information systems : tools for organizers 450
App. 7 Criteria for creating triggers or codes 455
App. 8 A checklist for action 457
App. 9 Scale for measuring perceptions of control at the individual, organizational, neighborhood, and beyond-the-neighborhood levels 458
App. 10 Ten principles for effective advocacy campaigns 462
App. 11 Ten commandments of community-based research 464
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