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Deepening Community

By Paul Born
  • ISBN Code: : 1626560994
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : deepening-community.pdf

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Community shapes our identity, quenches our thirst for belonging, and bolsters our physical, mental, emotional, and economic health. But in the chaos of modern life, community ties have become unraveled, leaving many feeling afraid or alone in the crowd, grasping at shallow substitutes for true community. In this thoughtful and moving book, Paul Born describes the four pillars of deep community: sharing our stories, taking the time to enjoy one another, taking care of one another, and working together for a better world. To show the role each of these plays, he shares his own stories—as a child of refugees and as a longtime community activist. It’s up to us to create community. Born shows that the opportunity is right in front of us if we have the courage and conviction to pursue it.

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  • Pdf File: psycho-social-explorations-of-trauma-exclusion-and-violence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The central theme of this book is the operation of intersecting discourses of power, privilege and positioning as they are revealed in fraught encounters between in-groups and out-groups in our deeply fractured world. The authors offer a unique perspective on inter-group dynamics and structural violence at local, societal, cultural and global levels, dissecting processes of toxic ‘othering’ and psychosocial (re-)traumatisation. The book offers the Diogenes Paradigm as a unique conceptual tool with which to analyse the ways in which those of us who come to be located outside or on the margins of dominant social structures are, in one way or another, the inheritors of the legacies of centuries of oppression and exclusion. This analysis offers a distinctive psycho-social redefinition of trauma that foregrounds the relationship between the inhospitable environments we generate and the experiences of un-housedness that we thereby perpetuate. Written in an engaging and accessible style, Psycho-social Explorations of Trauma, Exclusion and Violence directly addresses pressing global issues of racial trauma, human mobility and climate disaster, and offers a manifesto for the creative re-imagining of the places and spaces in which conversations about restructuring and reparation can become sustainable. This is an essential and compelling book for anyone committed to social justice, especially for all practitioners working in health, social care and community justice settings, and researchers and academics across the behavioural and social sciences.

The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community

By Peter Katz
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  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 0071849122
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 676
  • Pdf File: the-new-urbanism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The move to liveable communities--ideal ``small towns'' and neighborhoods where people work, live, play, and walk from place to place--is on. Profit from what a visionary group of architects leading this movement has learned about designing new ``small towns'' in Peter Katz's The New Urbanism. You'll discover the amazing potential for this kind of work as well as case studies, site plans, project analyses, and 180 beautiful photographs. This unique reference also tackles--and answers--the critical issues of crime, health, traffic, environmental degradation, and economic vitality and opens a startling window on the look and feel of future communities. Every designer can profit from this guide to building the utopias of tomorrow--today!

Man Enough

By Justin Baldoni
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063055619
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 832
  • Pdf File: man-enough.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A GRIPPING, FEARLESS EXPLORATION OF MASCULINITY The effects of traditionally defined masculinity have become one of the most prevalent social issues of our time. In this engaging and provocative new book, beloved actor, director, and social activist Justin Baldoni reflects on his own struggles with masculinity. With insight and honesty, he explores a range of difficult, sometimes uncomfortable topics including strength and vulnerability, relationships and marriage, body image, sex and sexuality, racial justice, gender equality, and fatherhood. Writing from experience, Justin invites us to move beyond the scripts we’ve learned since childhood and the roles we are expected to play. He challenges men to be brave enough to be vulnerable, to be strong enough to be sensitive, to be confident enough to listen. Encouraging men to dig deep within themselves, Justin helps us reimagine what it means to be man enough and in the process what it means to be human.

Handbook of Community Well-Being Research

By Rhonda Phillips,Cecilia Wong
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 9402408789
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 323
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-community-well-being-research.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This Handbook brings together foundational and leading-edge research exploring dimensions of improving quality of life in communities of place. Social indicators and other assessment techniques will be explored, including from the framework of community perspectives which is concerned with enhancing quality of life for community members. As part of this trans-disciplinary work, participation, engagement, and empowerment will be key concepts presented. Along with capacity building and service provision, these elements influence community well-being and will be considered along with subjective and objective assessment approaches. Researchers from around the globe share their work on this important topic of community well-being, bringing together a diverse array of disciplinary perspectives. Those working in the areas of public policy, community development, community and social psychology, urban and regional planning, and sustainable development will find this volume particularly useful for the array of approaches presented.

Social Thoughts and Their Implications

By Kazi Abdur Rouf
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1532059620
  • Total of Pages : 580
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 224
  • Pdf File: social-thoughts-and-their-implications.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book contains social economy and green economy development different concepts, theories, ideas; community development different thoughts, citizenry skills development concepts, poverty eradication and good governance approaches, local living economics propositions and their implications in Bangladesh and in Canada with examples. It narrates different concepts, theories, and approaches to green management development practices for sustainable business development. The book has its roots analysing social development different thoughts and services to identify gaps and to solve environmental degradation problems, employment generation, poverty reduction, and to identify sustainable ‘bottom-up’ social development approaches. The discussions of the book explore the process of empowerment of gender development, good governance, and raising community solidarity capital development among disadvantaged people in Bangladesh and Canada. Civil society agencies have been working for people’s citizenship development, local resource development, ecological development, women empowerment, and community organizing, thrive to civic education and develop networking among villagers since Bangladesh independence 1972. By reading this book, readers can find latest information on social, economic and green development different schemes and services initiated by NGOs and their implementing strategies and outcomes in Bangladesh and in Canada that are narrated in the book. The book writes in a debate form in order to analyse social development different thoughts with examples to explore appropriate initiatives need to be taken for improving disadvantage people livelihoods in Bangladesh and Canada.

Young Children and Their Communities

By Gillian Sykes,Eleonora Teszenyi
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351364812
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 973
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Book Short Summary:

By approaching the concept of community through the lens of early childhood, this valuable book acknowledges the role that diverse and multiple communities play in supporting a child’s early development, and explores how their value can be harnessed in our ever-evolving and fast-changing world. Young Children and Their Communities delves deeper into the many layers of communities to which children belong. With a focus on key theoretical perspectives, such as social empathy and the pedagogy of friendships, the book seeks to expand readers’ understanding of the concept of community by considering a range of both established and emerging communities, including peer groups, digital communities, the extended family and intergenerational learning. Chapters explore how various communities contribute to and enhance young children’s lives, and examine how children can in turn enrich the communities they are part of. Illustrative vignettes and points for reflection are included throughout, along with helpful research summaries and links to current policy. Reiterating the importance of communities and illustrating the rich opportunities they offer to children, Young Children and Their Communities will inform students’ and early years practitioners’ practice as they confront new challenges and opportunities in fields of early childhood education, social work and sociology.

Community Practice and Urban Youth

By Melvin Delgado
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317406311
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 706
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Book Short Summary:

Community Practice and Urban Youth is for graduate level students in fields that offer youth studies and community practice courses. Practitioners in these fields, too, will find the book particularly useful in furthering the integration of social justice as a conceptual and philosophical foundation. The use of food, environmental justice, and immigrant-rights and the book’s focus on service-learning and civic engagement involving these three topics offers an innovative approach for courses.

The Community Engagement Professional's Guidebook

By Lina D. Dostilio,Marshall Welch
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  • Publisher : Campus Compact
  • Book Code : 1945459204
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 187
  • Pdf File: the-community-engagement-professional-s-guidebook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is a companion guide to Campus Compact’s successful publication The Community Engagement Professional in Higher Education. In the first text, Campus Compact Research Fellows - led by award-winning scholar-practitioner Lina D. Dostilio - identified a core of set of competencies needed by professionals charged with leading community engaged work on college campuses. In this companion guide, Dostilio teams up with Marshall Welch to build on the initial framework by offering guidance for how a community engagement professional (CEP) should conceptualize, understand, and develop their practice in each of the original competency areas. Over 10 chapters the authors address questions for those “brand new to the role” and interested in how to start a community engagement unit or center, or from people who are considering jobs doing the work on a campus, or from individuals “are trying to navigate the political environment on their campuses to expand and deepen their unit’s reach.” The Guidebook offers a rich and deep dive, breaking down the essential components of a professional’s work. From mentoring faculty research, leading campaigns to build civic engagement curriculum on campus, to managing the staff who support community engagement units, Dostilio and Welch tackle the breadth of the CEP’s work by drawing on key resources and their own decades of experience in the field. Throughout the book, readers will encounter “Compass Points” that call for personal reflection and engagement with the text. These interactive moments combine with end-of-chapter questions to prompt thinking about a CEP’s critical commitments, to create a powerful and engaging toolkit that will be essential for any person doing community and civic engagement work on campus.

University-Community Partnerships for Promoting Social Responsibility in Higher Education

By Enakshi Sengupta,Patrick Blessinger,Craig Mahoney
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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Book Code : 1839094389
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 317
  • Pdf File: university-community-partnerships-for-promoting-social-responsibility-in-higher-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book provides empirical evidence on how universities have considered social responsibilities as their prime focus, and engaged with civil society to enhance their values. Case studies from Indonesia to the United Kingdom enrich the book through experience, interventions and narratives.

The Community Engagement Professional in Higher Education

By Lina D. Dostilio
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  • Publisher : Campus Compact
  • Book Code : 1945459050
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 497
  • Pdf File: the-community-engagement-professional-in-higher-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book, offered by “practitioner-scholars,” is an exploration and identification of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are central to supporting effective community engagement practices between higher education and communities. The discussion and review of these core competencies are framed within a broader context of the changing landscape of institutional community engagement and the emergence of the Community Engagement Professional as a facilitator of engaged teaching, research, and institutional partnerships distinct from other academic professionals. This research, conducted as part of Campus Compact’s Project on the Community Engagement Professional, seeks to identify the shared knowledge and practices of Community Engagement Professionals by looking to empirical practice literature. Chapters include an exploration of competencies applicable to those in Community Engagement Professional roles generally, and also to those specializing in specific areas such as faculty development, partnership facilitation, and other areas of responsibility. The authors trace the evolution of engagement administration over time and the role of those facilitating community-campus engagement toward a “Second Generation” professional who is at once a “tempered radical, transformational leader, and social entrepreneur.” Central to the work is a presentation of the core competency findings, along with suggestions for continued exploration. Dostilio and her colleagues argue that Community Engagement Professionals should claim a professional identity grounded in a set of core competencies, values, and knowledge, and through association with a community of scholar practitioners similarly dedicated. Additional work to understand and empower Community Engagement Professionals in their role as distinct from other higher education professional types will enable both broader impact for institutions and communities now with a view to prepare those coming to the role for a dynamic and demanding environment without distinct boundaries.

Community Engagement in Christian Higher Education

By P. Jesse Rine,Sandra Quiñones
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000294803
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 757
  • Pdf File: community-engagement-in-christian-higher-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Originally published as a special issue of Christian Higher Education, this volume showcases diverse forms of community engagement work carried out by faith-based colleges and universities throughout the US. Acknowledging the rise of community engagement as a contemporary expression of a longstanding civic impulse, Community Engagement in Christian Higher Education explores how religious mission and identity animate institutional practice across various forms of Catholic and Protestant Higher Education. Offering perspectives from faculty members, administrators, and community partners at nine different US institutions, chapters highlight effective initiatives that have been actively implemented in rural, urban, and suburban contexts to meet local needs and serve the public good. With a focus on practical community work, the text demonstrates the very concrete ways in which Christian values can inform and foster community engagement. This volume will be of interest to scholar-practitioners, researchers, and academics in the fields of higher education, sociology of education, religious education, and practical theology. More broadly, the text offers important insights for faith leaders and the faculty of faith-based institutions exploring issues of community, identity, and shared purpose.

Civic Engagement and Community Service at Research Universities

By Krista M. Soria,Tania D. Mitchell
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113755312X
  • Total of Pages : 269
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 340
  • Pdf File: civic-engagement-and-community-service-at-research-universities.pdf

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This book outlines how undergraduate students engage with civic and community projects and how this can be encouraged by their universities. It also explores how universities can build on this involvement and develop undergraduates' civic and democratic capacities, including programmatic strategies and conceptual frameworks for understanding the students' activities. As higher education across the globe experiences increasing student numbers it is important to understand how students engage with civic and community service.

Spiritual Rebel

By Sarah Bowen
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  • Publisher : Monkfish Book Publishing
  • Book Code : 1948626055
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 845
  • Pdf File: spiritual-rebel.pdf

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Spirituality that draws on ancient wisdom and modern pop culture to help anyone connect with their true calling "A lighthearted, upbeat take on questions that have churned within human minds for millennia."―Spirituality & Health Book Review “With a balance of careful scholarship and refreshing irreverence, Spiritual Rebel offers a treasure map to the best of the wisdom traditions.”―Mirabai Starr, author of Wild Mercy “A must-read for anyone seeking to find or deepen their spiritual path.”―Francesco Mastalia, author of Yoga: The Secret of Life *** Bringing together insights from a wide range of traditions―from Taoism to Jediism to Yoga to Science to Christianity and more―Spiritual Rebel encourages readers to explore their own personal spiritual style and life purpose. Mining the world’s philosophical, scientific, and wisdom traditions, Spiritual Rebel offers a three-week program of unconventional spiritual practices. Each day readers choose from a variety of creative activities to try out including forest bathing, meditation with animals, visio divina, kirtan, sacred reading, and visiting spiritually charged locations, just to name a few. Throughout the book, Sarah divulges juicy tidbits from her own spiritually rebellious journey. A preacher’s kid originally inspired by the Force of Star Wars, she confesses her challenges with her birth religion, descent into addiction, and recovery into a life where everything can be sacred. Combining pop culture with ancient wisdom, Spiritual Rebel draws on the interfaith wisdom of Wayne Teasdale, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Dr. Andrew Newberg, A.H. Almas, David Spangler, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Neil deGrasse Tyson, John Muir, Dr. Qing Li, Sarah Wilson, Leonard Felder, Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass, Diane Berke, Thich Nhat Hanh, Madeleine L'Engle, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Krishna Das, Phyllis Curott, Belden C. Lane, Albert Einstein, and many others. An indispensable guide for seekers, those in spiritual communities, agnostics, atheists, mystics, and the spiritual-but-not-religious, Spiritual Rebel is for anyone who desires meaningful experiences without having to commit exclusively to one path or fear they might be “doing it wrong.” The diverse collection of interspiritual practices and resources will inspire the Force within you, by whatever name you call it.