• Draw on appropriate theoretical perspectives of community work (development/practice/organisation) to identify the different ways in which community is conceptualised
• Consider the factors that shape how community is understood paying particular attention to the influence of globalisation and technology
• Identify and contextualise two different types of community work and how they sit within contemporary social, political, ethical and organisational contexts.
Kenny, S. (2011) (4th Ed.) Developing Communities for the Future, Cengage, South Melbourne, Australia. Chapters 2 and 3
Butcher, H. (2007) ‘Power and empowerment: the foundations of critical community practice’ ch. 2 in Butcher, H. et al, Critical Community Practice The Polity Press, Bristol UK. pp.17-32.
Butcher, H. et al (2007) ‘Towards a model of critical community practice’ ch. 4 Critical Community Practice The Polity Press, Bristol UK, pp. 51-76.
Mullender, A., Ward, D. & Fleming, A. (2013) Empowerment in Action: Self-directed Groupwork, Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, ch. 2: ‘Empowerment: what does it really mean?’
Ife, J. Human rights from below: achieving right through community development.
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