Community Intervention: Clinical Sociology Perspectives showcases important efforts to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. The book, a project of the clinical sociology division of the International Sociological Association, describes the interdisciplinary field of clinical sociology in relation to community improvement. The first part of the book covers important concepts and tools for community intervention and identifies a variety of approaches to community research with an emphasis on research that centrally involves community members. The chapters in the second part of the volume focus on projects in a broad range of countries, covering topics such as involving residents in urban renewal projects, developing healthy communities, encouraging socioeconomic development, improving the life of immigrants, helping communities deal with climate change, establishing human rights cities, encouraging empowerment and creating an inclusive community. A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of profiles about some of the outstanding work in community intervention over the last 100 years. These profiles are of Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams; community activist Saul Alinsky; human rights and environmental activist Wangari Maathai and participatory action research pioneer Orlando Fals Borda. Written by scholar-practitioners as well as analysts, the book provides essential commentary regarding community intervention efforts.
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Table of Contents
Foreword; Katia Araujo, Huairou Commission.- Chapter 1. Introduction; Jan Marie Fritz and Jacques Rheaume - Profile. Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement; Elena Bass.- Part I. The Basics of Community Practice.- Chapter 2. Essentials of Community Intervention; Jan Marie Fritz - Profile: Saul Alinsky and Community Organizing; John Yung.- Chapter 3. Research for the Community; Jacques Rheaume - Profile: Orlando Fals-Borda and Participatory Action Research; Jeff Kelley.- Chapter 4. The Researcher’s Mark: What Researchers bring to Communities and What May or May Not be Left Behind When Their Work is Done by Jenifer Cartland and Holly S. Ruch-Ross - Profile: Jane Addams and Hull-House; Jan Marie Fritz.- Part II. Selected Applications.- Chapter 5. Community Development and Empowerment: A Clinical Sociology Perspective; Jacques Rheaume.- Chapter 6. The Healthy Cities/Communities Movement: The Global Diffusion of Local Initiatives; Harry Perlstadt.- Chapter 7. Cultural Encounters: A Research-Intervention Approach for Working with Immigrants in the Community by Catherine Montgomery; Spyridoula Xenocostas and Vania Jimenez.- Chapter 8. Coeducation in the Popular Districts of Marseille; Pierre Roche.- Chapter 9. Economic Intervention in Communities: The Québec Case; Jean-Marc Fontan and Lucie Dumais.- Chapter 10. Climate Change and Adaptation in Metro Manila: Intersecting Structures of Power in Community Interventions; Emma Porio.- Chapter 11. Human Rights Cities: The Transformation of Communities or Simply Treading Water?; Judith Blau.- Chapter 12. Involving Residents in the Design of Urban Renewal Projects based upon a Generative Analysis of Social Processes; Michel Bonetti and Jean-Didier Laforgue.- Chapter 13. Riding Off into the Sunset? Establishing an Inclusive Post-Apartheid South African Community; Tina Uys.