Section 1 The Context of Community Development Work 1.1 Values and purpose of Community Development 1.2 Social Change 1.3 Human Rights: a framework for action 1.4 Anti-Oppressive Practice 1.5 A Globalised and changing world: the local impact 1.6 Living under Neo-Liberalism: challenges and opportunities 1.7 Community Development in the UK and how we got here Section 2 Underpinning Theories 2.1 What is Community? 2.2 Gramsci / Hegemony and the nature of power 2.3 Freire and Critical Consciousness 2.4 Space and Everyday Life in Communities Section 3 Models of Practice 3.1 Overview of current practice 3.2 Direct Action 3.3 Community Organising 3.4 Slum Dwellers International 3.5 Freire and Popular Education 3.6 Asset Based Community Development and Social Capital 3.7 Integrated Models of Practice Section 4 Practice Issues for Community Development Work 4.1 Understanding the Community: Psychogeography and Photovoice 4.2 Promoting Empowerment 4.3 Community Capacity Building and Human Capability 4.4 Building Community Resilience 4.5 Leadership in the Community 4.6 Working with Groups 4.7 Evaluating your practice Section 5 Case Studies of Practice 5.1A Statement of Hope, by Andy Turner 5.2 Community impact of an Australian Aboriginal Art Centre by Trudi Cooper 5.3 Popular Education and Neighbourhood Centre Work, by PJ Humphreys and Peter Westoby 5.4 A Community Development route to environmental Social Enterprise, by John Stansfield 5.5 Play Sufficiency as an organising principle of Community Development, by Ben Tawil and Mike Barclay 5.6 reative Nottingham North - arts-based community development, by Frances Howard 5.7 Young people, resident artists and curators and a community arts project, by Tina Salter 5.8 The Joy Project, by Sealey, Jones, Lewis and Gregory 5.9 Show Racism the Red Card, by Luke Campbell and Nicola Hay 5.10 The Bengali Women's Programme, by Rick Gwilt and Rehana Begum 5.11 Developing new generation of BAME community-based leaders, by Yvonne Field 5.12 A case study in kindness and the power of small actions, by Martin Purcell Section 6 Summing Up 6.1 What Community Development can achieve 6.2 The Journey of Community Development 6.3 Statement of Hope References Index
Dave Beck manages the postgraduate programmes in Community Development at the University of Glasgow. With more than 20 years of Community Development experience, his research interests are rooted in participatory approaches to thinking about and doing empowering practice for social change. He is a member of the International Committee of the Community Development Society. Currently, he is co-editor of the Radical Community Work Journal. Rod Purcell is a community development worker by profession. He also has an academic background, which includes Director of Community Engagement in the School of Education, and Head of the Department of Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Glasgow. He was a board member of the International Association for Community Development and Chair of the UK Federation for Community Development Learning. Rod is author of several books and many articles on community development. Currently, he is co-editor of the Radical Community Work Journal.