Introduction

This book grew out of our shared concerns about what has happened to community, community organizations, and the politics and policies that shape them. Although we all teach in universities, we have long personal engagements in community and social justice work, and are active in, or allies with, a...

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Published in: Contesting Community p. 1
Main Authors: James DeFilippis, Robert Fisher, Eric Shragge
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Rutgers University Press 05-19-2010
Subjects:
Law
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Summary: This book grew out of our shared concerns about what has happened to community, community organizations, and the politics and policies that shape them. Although we all teach in universities, we have long personal engagements in community and social justice work, and are active in, or allies with, a number of community organizations whose work informs our understanding of contemporary practice. Our interest in local community is tied to a broad social and economic critique of neoliberal forms of capitalism. We believe that the struggle for social change, shaped by the goals of social and economic justice and equality, is
ISBN: 0813547555
9780813547558