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5.0 out of 5 stars so informative!
This excellent book needs about half an hour of effort, but once in the swing of the writing style the wealth of information is great. Persevere, it is worth it.
Published on 30 April 2012 by Mildred Thristlepoop

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2.0 out of 5 stars A 150 page book in 200 pages
Okay, its good but not that good and it introduces the education and planning themes of community development but as a critical approach it doesn't get around to criticising either. If the Freirean generalisation of education being political is true then this is an issue that undermines the title of the book. The repeated disregard for the post-modern challenge places...
Published 10 months ago by J. M. Keenan


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so informative!, 30 April 2012
This review is from: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: A critical approach (Kindle Edition)
This excellent book needs about half an hour of effort, but once in the swing of the writing style the wealth of information is great. Persevere, it is worth it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 July 2014
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This review is from: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: A critical approach (Kindle Edition)
great book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, 14 Mar. 2013
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Great book that gives detailed information on community development in theory and in practice. I bought it along with other titles and have found it to be an invaluable resource for teaching others on the topic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for anyone studying Community Affairs., 16 April 2013
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This was a present for my daughter who is studying Community and Youth Affairs. She was absolutely delighted with it and found it very useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book and great seller, 16 Mar. 2014
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Totally satisfied with this book and the seller. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. Great resource and fact filled.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A 150 page book in 200 pages, 9 Jun. 2014
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Okay, its good but not that good and it introduces the education and planning themes of community development but as a critical approach it doesn't get around to criticising either. If the Freirean generalisation of education being political is true then this is an issue that undermines the title of the book. The repeated disregard for the post-modern challenge places this book in a very limited frame that stops short of an actual critical approach. It also stops short of any exploration of community development's strategic purpose, the developed community as a political goal. The last four chapters are almost completely different from the rest of the book and only offer a vague development of the themes of the first chapters. The radical politics covered have been so depoliticised that a feminist-anti-racist curriculum is, with outliers accepted, is no longer the basis of achieving a developed community. What are the skills needed by women and the BAME community? What is the new Frierian literacy programme? Popular social, commercial and political direct action is radical, participatory democracy is not. This book is worth a look but is erroneous in practice and also weak in execution.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Oct. 2014
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