Youth-Led Community Organizing: Theory and Action / Edition 1

Youth-Led Community Organizing: Theory and Action / Edition 1

by Melvin Delgado, Lee Staples
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195182766

ISBN-13: 9780195182767

Pub. Date: 09/13/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Youth-led organizing, a burgeoning movement that empowers young people while simultaneously enabling them to make substantive contributions to their communities, is increasingly receiving attention from scholars, activists, and the media. Melvin Delgado and Lee Staples, recognized leaders in social work macro practice and community organization, have produced the

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Youth-led organizing, a burgeoning movement that empowers young people while simultaneously enabling them to make substantive contributions to their communities, is increasingly receiving attention from scholars, activists, and the media. Melvin Delgado and Lee Staples, recognized leaders in social work macro practice and community organization, have produced the first comprehensive study of this dynamic field. Their well-organized book takes an important step toward bridging the gap between academic knowledge and community practice in this growing area. The authors social justice-rooted perspective on the fields conceptual and practical foundations is an effective basis for analyzing youth-led community organizing, but they also offer glimpses of successful groups in action and helpful insight into how fledgling organizations can become stronger. These groups and their young participants represent the politics and activism of the future, and Delgado and Staples have produced a lucid, thoughtful guide to their key aspects and recent developments that students and researchers of community organization, not to mention the organizers and their facilitators themselves, are sure to find both inspiring and useful.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195182767
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/13/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,219,079
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Setting the Context.
1. Overview of Youth-Led Community Organizing
2. Social and Economic Justice Foundation
3. Overview of Community Organizing, Youth-Led Field & Youth-Led Organizing
Section 2: Conceptual Foundation for Youth-Led Community Organizing.
4. Guiding Principles & Analytical Framework
5. Participatory Democracy
6. Leadership Development
7. Recruitment, Screening, Preparation & Support of Youth-Led Community Organizers
8. Cross-Cutting Theoretical and Practice Themes
Section 3: A View and Lessons from the Field.
9. Case Study: Youth 1st in Jackson Square! (Jovenes Primero! (Boston, Massachusetts)
10. Challenges Inherent in Youth-Led Organizing
11. Epilogue

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