ISBN-10:
1472455665
ISBN-13:
9781472455666
Pub. Date:
02/28/2016
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Soul, Community and Social Change: Theorising a Soul Perspective on Community Practice / Edition 1

Soul, Community and Social Change: Theorising a Soul Perspective on Community Practice / Edition 1

by Peter Westoby
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ISBN-13: 9781472455666
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/2016
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr Peter Westoby is a Senior Lecturer in Community Development, School of Social Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia; a Research Associate at the Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State, South Africa; and also a Director of Community Praxis Cooperative. Peter has over 25 years of experience in youth, community and organisational development in various settings, such as Australia, South Africa, Uganda, Vanuatu, the Philippines and PNG. His research interests include community development, dialogue theory and practice, and forced migration studies. Together with Lynda Shevellar he edited Learning and Mobilising for Community Development (Ashgate, 2012) and he is the author of Theorising the Practice of Community Development (Ashgate, 2014).

Table of Contents

Foreword, Mary Watkins; Preface; Introduction; Interlude: community, development and our fantasy!; Settings and signposts: a soul perspective, soulful, ensouling and soul-force; Hillman’s ‘soul of the world’ - in dialogue with the work of Mary Watkins; Keeping us off balance - how the ‘other’ world of old Chinese praxis offers a path for an authentic practice today - in dialogue with David Harding; Safeguarding the soul of community-based organisations - in dialogue with Lynda Shevellar; Soul-force, nonviolence and community (anti)development - in dialogue with Jason McLeod; Soul, song, music and social change - in dialogue with Kristen Lyons; Soul, memory-work and a deconstructive perspective - in dialogue with Verne Harris; Ritual and ceremony in soulful community work - in dialogue with Polly Walker; Soul, dialogue and creativity - in dialogue with David Palmer; Action (re)search, delicate empiricism and reflective social practice - in dialogue with Sue Davidoff; Conclusion; Postscript: soulful threads; Index.

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