The Organization of Hope: Communities Planning Themselves

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The Organization of Hope tells the stories of a Jewish community and a white ethnic community as they plan for their futures. Though they differ in class, ethnicity, and culture, they struggle with the same questions: What identity will hold their communities together? How can they plan for their communities' economic, social, and spiritual survival? The book analyzes the future of urban communities, and presents models for community planning.
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The Organization of Hope tells the stories of a Jewish community and a white ethnic community as they plan for their futures. Though they differ in class, ethnicity, and culture, they struggle with the same questions: What identity will hold their communities together? How can they plan for their communities' economic, social, and spiritual survival? The book analyzes the future of urban communities, and presents models for community planning.
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Baum urban studies and planning, U. of Maryland-College Park compares and evaluates the progress of two Baltimore community organizations<-->The Associated Jewish Community Federation and the South East Community Organization<-->as they plan for their members' economic, social, and spiritual survival. Also evaluated is the future of urban communities in general and possible models for community planning. Incorporates some 75 interviews with members of both communities in which members discuss their thoughts and expectations concerning their participation in the planning process. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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“In this book, Baum is our own American de Tocqueville who sees nuance, conflict, ambivalence, and value clashes at every community level. If things are not what they seem—or what we would ideologically like them to be—they are in Baum’s hands sadly, even tragically, real. Though we still do not know exactly what ‘community’ is, the fact that people yearn for it suffices to make the subject compelling and the last words of the book emotionally as well as intellectually lasting. The book is in a class by itself.” — Howard F. Stein, University of Oklahoma
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791431931
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Series: SUNY series in Urban Public Policy Series
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Howell S. Baum is Professor in the Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Organizational Membership: Personal Development in the Workplace, also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 The Baltimore Jewish Community, The Associated, and Strategic Planning 15
Ch. 3 Southeast Baltimore, the South East Community Organization, and Southeast Community Planning 31
Ch. 4 Community, Identity, and Planning 45
Ch. 5 Setting Jewish Community Boundaries: The Affiliated and the Unaffiliated 55
Ch. 6 Permeable Southeast Boundaries: Dumping, Loss, and the Decline of Ethnicity 69
Ch. 7 Establishing the Boundaries: Investing and Regenerating 85
Ch. 8 Defining the Jewish Community and Good Membership: The Orthodox and the Non-Orthodox 101
Ch. 9 The Orthodox, the Non-Orthodox, and Strategic Planning: The Case of Jewish Education 115
Ch. 10 Consensus Decision Making 135
Ch. 11 Defining Good Membership in Southeast Baltimore: Good-Heartedness, Homeownership, and the Problem of Race 147
Ch. 12 Homeownership and Community Preservation 167
Ch. 13 Resources in the Jewish Community: The Wealthy and the Nonwealthy 183
Ch. 14 Setting Community Priorities 195
Ch. 15 Other People's Money: The Challenges of Implementation in Southeast 211
Ch. 16 Continuing the Jewish Community: Older Generations and Younger Generations 229
Ch. 17 Continuing the Southeast Community: Old-Timers, Newcomers, and Schools 247
Ch. 18 Community Identities 265
Ch. 19 Community Organizations Planning for Community 275
Ch. 20 Communities and the City 289
Notes 293
References 301
Index 309
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