Organizing For Social Change : A Dialectic Journey Of Theory And Praxis(Paperback)

Organizing For Social Change : A Dialectic Journey Of Theory And Praxis(Paperback)

by Michael J. Papa, Arvind Singhal, Wendy H. Papa

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jacket condition:; Conventionally, analysts of social change perceive organizational initiatives in binary terms: projects are seen as being either top-down or bottom-up; local culture is seen as being either modern or traditional. Challenging this restrictive dualism, this important book argues that social change emerges in a nonlinear, circuitous, and dialectic process of struggle. In support of their approach, the authors:
- identify four 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;
- argue for a dialectic approach which acknowledges that contradictory tensions can and do co-exist (for example, a project can control beneficiaries with tough conditionalities even as it emancipates them); and
- draw upon cases set in various contexts - social justice, academic, corporate, artistic, and others - from both developing and developed countries.;

ISBN:
9780761934356
Category:
Category Not Specified
Language:
English
Format:
Paperback
Year of Publication:
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Publisher:
SAGE India
Condition:
Brand New
Pages:
-
Tags:
Communication, Media Studies, Social Studies