Identity, Culture and the Politics of Community Development

Identity, Culture and the Politics of Community Development

by Stacey-Ann Wilson (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781443871204
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stacey-Ann Wilson is a Lecturer in the Department of Government and Research Fellow at the Centre for Leadership and Governance at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Dr. Wilson has a doctorate in Political Science, and research interests in international political economy, comparative politics and development studies. She is the author of Politics of Identity in Small Plural Societies: Guyana, the Fiji Island and Trinidad and Tobago (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012) and the co-editor of Teaching to Difference? The Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity in the Classroom (Cambridge Scholars, 2014).

Table of Contents

List of Tables vii

Preface viii

Introduction: The Importance of Identity and Culture in the Politics of Community Development Stacey-Ann Wilson 1

Part I Identity, Politics and Indigenous Community Communities

Chapter 1 The Effects of Globalisation on Community Development Practice in Remote Indigenous Communities in Australia Tania Kihl 10

Chapter 2 Cultural Identity and Development within the Community of Marree Aboriginal School in Australia Nicky Prosser Janine Litchfield Penny Dadleh Tracey Warren 17

Chapter 3 Rez Politics: Social Change through Community Mobilisation and Aboriginal Rights Claims in Canada Stacey-Ann Wilson 24

Part II The Changing Characteristics of Community and Activism

Chapter 4 Antarctica as a Community Jane Verbitsky 46

Chapter 5 Peacebuilding Within and Between Communities Heather Devere 65

Chapter 6 The Lure of the Local: Community Activism and Place in Australia Ursula de Jong Robert Fuller Fiona Gray David Jones 81

Part III Tools of Community Engagement

Chapter 7 In Our Own Way: The Parallel Development of Culturally Anchored Self-Help in African American and New Zealand Maori Communities in Historical Perspective Marilyn Lashley 100

Chapter 8 Building Bridges: Community Radio as a Tool for National Development in Nigeria Mary Okocha 127

Chapter 9 Cittaslow Movement as a Tool for Sustainable Communities in Turkey Selin Mutdogan 143

Part IV Immigrant Re-settlement and Community Integration

Chapter 10 African Women's Identity and Labour Force Integration in New Zealand Adesayo Adelowo 166

Chapter 11 The Resettlement Experiences of Eight Female Japanese Settlers Living in the Auckland community in Aotearoa/New Zealand Sho Isogai Camille Nakhid 182

Contributors 213

About the Editor 217

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