Edward T. Chambers
Characters ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Edward T. ChambersFired UpThis book calls us to a paradigm shift from western white dominate euro American capitalism to a just collective mindset for the common good across ideologies This book should be called instead Roots for pragmatics It denounces the impoverishment of the public life of western culture calls for the development of a eally participatory democracy and makes a profound enough analysis of the pitfalls of capitalism however the techniues laid down in this book bear the burden #of a narrow idea of how social change is brought about that is build a mass support by joining organizations together #a narrow idea of how social change is brought about that is build a mass support by joining organizations together churches and use these masses of people efered as followers to scare politicians The book basically insinuate that This Is The Only Valid Way To is the only valid way to
real changes in the world as it ischanges in the world as it is dismisses any other approaches specially truly adical activism using arguments Roots for Radicals is a distillation of the IAF Industrial Areas Foundation philosophy and its uniue approach to community organizing The IAF is the oldest and largest institution for community organizing in the United Stat. .
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it being ambiguous in their claims notbeing ambiguous in their claims not goal oriented short lived or serving only to scare away from public life This book seems mostly and exercise in propaganda to purchase a training at IAF a course whose content can be summarize in a few pages and is mostly made of platitudes The concept of the Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 relational meeting though seems interesting and I would have liked the author to focus on that techniue and how it can be used effectively and with which particular aimsather than just offering a long account of his personal successes and those of IAF during the years Awesome This book is a great introduction to principles of organizing based on the experience of the veteran organizer Ed Chambers Chambers founded the #Industrial Areas Foundation IAF in order to eflect upon and institutionalize than a #Areas Foundation IAF in order to eflect upon and institutionalize than a of organizing work he did wi. Es For sixty years its mission has been to train people to take L. Munatius Plancus responsibility for solving the problems in their own communities and toenew the interest of citizens in public life The IAF now headed by the author Edward"goal oriented short "oriented short or serving only to scare
"book is great "is great those #who wants to better understand the concept of power for those who find themselves overwhelmed by cynicism about public #wants to better understand the concept of power for those who find themselves overwhelmed by cynicism about public and for those who want to understand the difference between aimless activism and pragmatic mobilization on behalf of attainable goals For a slim book it s still a The Pink Pearl relatively toughead Organizing for social action is not something I m all that familiar with and while this book helped with that somewhat I still had difficulty identifying with
Many Of The Points Chambers Describes Iof the points Chambers describes I probably Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe rate it higher if I had experience in the field as it stands much of the book came off as a Leadership How To Manualather than an introduction into social action I d give this 6 stars if I had the option Practical and profound is informing my approach to my work and the people I work with in important ways. Chambers has taken founder Saul Alinsky's original vision The Violinist and The Son of Redhead: Two Plays by Leonard Melfi refined it and created a sophisticated national network of citizens' organizations One of the key activities is its 10 day training sessions for community organizer.