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Community Organizing in a Diverse Society (3rd Edition)

Community Organizing in a Diverse Society (3rd Edition)
Author: Felix G. Rivera - John L. Erlich
ISBN 13: 9780205268344
ISBN 10: 20526834
Edition: 3
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 1998-02-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $141.20

The Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) new Curriculum Policy Standards are thoroughly discussed and incorporated in this new edition of this well-known book. Written from a community organizing and social change perspective, each chapter focuses on a specific community (e.g. Chicanos, Philipino-Americans, Southeast Asians). The chapter authors have followed a common format in applying relevant theories and methods of practice for community organizing to their specific communities, including coverage of child welfare, the Welfare Reform Act, AIDS, and other topics. Also, this new edition includes a discussion of the moral and ethical dilemmas inherent in organizing with communities of color. Social workers.


Contributors discuss aspects of community organizing with populations such as Native Americans, Chicanos, African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, Chinese-Americans, and Central Americans. Topics include organizing for violence prevention, a feminist perspective on organizing with women of color, and community restoration. This second edition emphasizes skills and intervention strategies, and contains a new chapter on Pilipino-Americans. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)