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Exploring diverse community discourses : reflections from a local perspective

Nabben, Robert 2006, Exploring diverse community discourses : reflections from a local perspective, in Community development in a global risk society : conference proceedings : proceedings of a conference held in Melbourne 20 - 22 April 2006, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic., pp. 230-240.

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Title Exploring diverse community discourses : reflections from a local perspective
Author(s) Nabben, Robert
Conference name Community Development in a Global Risk Society (2006 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic
Conference dates 20-22 April 2006
Title of proceedings Community development in a global risk society : conference proceedings : proceedings of a conference held in Melbourne 20 - 22 April 2006
Editor(s) Alice, Lynne
Barbara, J.
Brown, K.
Connors, P.
Kelly, M.
Kenny, S.
Publication date 2006
Start page 230
End page 240
Total pages 11
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Summary This paper represents some of the diverse discourses in the social sciences that are not often known by, or considered relevant to, those people interested in community development. On the contrary, I argue that these discourses may in fact be vitally pertinent to understanding the divergent predicaments facing us in our present moment.
After working in the field for twenty years, I am in the final stages of a PhD case study on one of the Victorian 'Community Building Demonstration Projects', based in Melbourne's North. This discussion is therefore based on the intersections between working in a community, traditionally accepted discourses of community development, and 'alternative' discourses that often appear unrelated.
In particular there are seven taken-for-granted cultural stories I will examine: problem posing, holism, social research, post colonial studies, critical social theory, public policy, and eco philosophy, in the hope that these might provide an 'other' story for community and development. Given this broad canvas, I will necessarily be breif on each topic.
ISBN 1741560721
9781741560725
Language eng
Field of Research 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Socio Economic Objective 940117 Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services
HERDC Research category EN.1 Other conference paper
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034614

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of International and Political Studies
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