New book: Community organising against racism
3 November 2017
Edited by Gary Craig FAcSS
In this unique global collection, Gary Craig and his contributors blend theory and practice-based case studies to review how different community development approaches can empower minority ethnic communities to confront racism and overcome social, economic and political disadvantage.
The book explores key questions about the empowerment and capacity-building of minority ethnic groups. Using case studies from across the ‘developed’ world, and in differing social and economic contexts, contributors explore these issues in working with asylum-seeker communities, addressing tensions between minorities and building alliances, in work with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, and using arts-based approaches.
The book will stimulate wider debates about the role of community development in relation to ‘race’ and ethnicity at a time when ‘race’ is being ‘invisibilised’ in public policy, and will be an invaluable resource for policy-makers, politicians, academics, and students from many disciplines.
Gary Craig FAcSS has had a lifetime interest in community development as activist, researcher, teacher and in driving policy and practice in a social justice context. He has written widely on the subject, in books, articles and in magazines, was Editor of the Community Development Journal for many years and President of the International Association for Community Development. This book brings together that interest with his concern about the growth of racism worldwide.