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CONTENTS List of Illustrations xiii Acknowledgments xv PART ONE Introduction 1 Introduction to Community Organizing and Community Building 5 MEREDITH MINKLER 2 Why Organize? Problems and Promise in the Inner City 27 BARACK OBAMA PART TWO Contextual Frameworks and Approaches 3 Improving Health through Community Organization and Community Building: Perspectives from Health Education and Social Work 37 MEREDITH MINKLER AND NINA WALLERSTEIN 4 Contrasting Organizing Approaches: The “Alinsky Tradition” and Freirian Organizing Approaches 59 MARTY MARTINSON AND CELINA SU 5 Community Building Practice: An Expanded Conceptual Framework 78 CHERYL L. WALTER AND CHERYL A. HYDE vii viii PART THREE Building Effective Partnerships and Anticipating and Addressing Ethical Challenges 6 Community, Community Development, and the Forming of Authentic Partnerships: Some Critical Reflections 95 RONALD LABONTE 7 Ethical Issues in Community Organizing and Capacity Building 110 MEREDITH MINKLER, CHERI PIES, AND CHERYL A. HYDE 8 Building Partnerships between Local Health Departments and Communities: Case Studies in Capacity Building and Cultural Humility 130 GALEN ELLIS AND SHERYL WALTON PART FOUR Community Assessment and Issue Selection 9 Community Health Assessment or Healthy Community Assessment: Whose Community? Whose Health? Whose Assessment? 153 TREVOR HANCOCK AND MEREDITH MINKLER 10 Mapping Community Capacity 171 JOHN L. MCKNIGHT AND JOHN P. KRETZMANN 11 Selecting and “Cutting” the Issue 187 LEE STAPLES PART FIVE Community Organizing and Community Building within and across Diverse Groups and Cultures 12 Education, Participation, and Capacity Building in Community Organizing with Women of Color 215 LORRAINE M. GUTIÉRREZ AND EDITH A. LEWIS 13 African American Barbershops and Beauty Salons: An Innovative Approach to Reducing Health Disparities through Community Building and Health Education 229 LAURA LINNAN, STEPHEN THOMAS, HEATHER D’ANGELO, AND YVONNE OWENS FERGUSON CONTENTS 14 Popular Education, Participatory Research, and Community Organizing with Immigrant Restaurant Workers in San Francisco’s Chinatown: A Case Study 246 CHARLOTTE CHANG, ALICIA L. SALVATORE, PAM TAU LEE, SHAW SAN LIU, AND MEREDITH MINKLER PART SIX Using the Arts and the Internet as Tools for Community Organizing and Community Building 15 Creating an Online Strategy to Enhance Effective Community Building and Organizing 269 NICKIE BAZELL SATARIANO AND AMANDA WONG 16 Using the Arts and New Media in Community Organizing and Community Building: An Overview and Case Study from Post-Katrina New Orleans 288 MARIAN MCDONALD, CARICIA CATALANI, AND MEREDITH MINKLER PART SEVEN Building, Maintaining, and Evaluating Effective Coalitions and Community Organizing Efforts 17 A Coalition Model for Community Action 309 FRANCES D. BUTTERFOSS AND MICHELLE C. KEGLER 18 Community Organizing for Obesity Prevention in Humboldt Park, Chicago: The Challenges and Successes of Coalition Building across Two Organizing Traditions 329 ADAM B. BECKER, KATHERINE KAUFER CHRISTOFFEL, JOSÉ E. LÓPEZ, AND JOSÉ LUIS RODRÍGUEZ 19 Participatory Approaches to Evaluating Community Organizing and Coalition Building 346 CHRIS M. COOMBE CONTENTS ix PART EIGHT Influencing Policy through Community Organizing and Media Advocacy 20 Using Community Organizing and Community Building to Influence Public Policy 371 ANGELA GLOVER BLACKWELL, MILDRED THOMPSON, NICHOLAS FREUDENBERG, JEANNE AYERS, DORAN SCHRANTZ, AND MEREDITH MINKLER 21 Organizing for Health Care Reform: National and State-Level Efforts and Perspectives 386 JACQUIE ANDERSON, MICHAEL MILLER, AND ANDREW MCGUIRE 22 Media Advocacy: A Strategy for Helping Communities Change Policy 407 LORI DORFMAN AND PRISCILLA GONZALEZ Appendixes 1 Principles of Community Building: A Policy Perspective 423 ANGELA GLOVER BLACKWELL AND RAYMOND A. COLMENAR 2 Action-Oriented Community Diagnosis Procedure 425 EUGENIA ENG AND LYNN BLANCHARD 3 Challenging Ourselves: Critical Self-Reflection on Power and Privilege 428 CHERYL A. HYDE 4 A Ladder of Community Participation in Public Health 437 MARY ANNE MORGAN AND JENNIFER LIFSHAY 5 Coalition Member Assessment 439 TOM WOLFF 6 Community Mapping and Digital Technology: Tools for Organizers 444 JOSH KIRSCHENBAUM AND JASON CORBURN 7 Using Force Field and “SWOT” Analysis as Strategic Tools in Community Organizing 449 MEREDITH MINKLER AND CHRIS COOMBE 8 A Checklist for Action 454 MARK S. HOMAN CONTENTS x 9 Criteria for Creating Triggers or Codes for Freirian Organizing 455 NINA WALLERSTEIN 10 Scale for Measuring Perceptions of Control at the Individual, Organizational, Neighborhood, and beyond-the-Neighborhood Levels 457 BARBARA A. ISRAEL, AMY J. SCHULZ, EDITH A. PARKER, AND ADAM B. BECKER 11 Policy Bingo 460 MARY M. LEE, REBECCA FLOURNOY, JUDITH BELL, AND VICTOR RUBIN About the Contributors 465 Index 481 CONTENTS xi ...


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  • Health promotion.
  • Community health services -- Citizen participation.
  • Community organization.
  • Community development.
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