Organizing for social change : a dialectic journey of theory and praxis / Michael J. Papa, Arvind Singhal, Wendy H. Papa.
By: Papa, Michael J.
Contributor(s): Singhal, Arvind | Papa, Wendy H.Material type: TextPublisher: New Delhi ; London : Sage, 2006Description: 297 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0761934340 (hbk); 9780761934349; 0761934359 (pbk); 9780761934356.Subject(s): Community organization | Community organization -- Case studies | Social action -- Case studies | Social change | DialecticDDC classification: 307.14 Online resources: Table of contents | WorldCat details
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of contents A Dialectic Approach to Organizing for Social Change Dialectic of Control and Emancipation in Bangladesh's Grameen Bank Dialectic of Oppression and Empowerment in India's Dairy Co-Operatives Dialectic of Dissemination and Dialogue in Rural India Dialectic of Fragmentation and Unity in Rural Appalachia A Dialectic Journey of Theory and Praxis
Argues that social change emerges in a nonlinear, circuitous and dialectic process of struggle between competing poles of action. This book identifies 4 dialectic tensions as being central to the process of organizing for social change - control and emancipation, oppression and empowerment, dissemination and dialogue, and fragmentation and unity.