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Contents List of Tables List of Figures List of Plates Preface Chapter 1: A Dialectic Approach to Organizing for Social Change Organizing for Social Change What is Organizing? Box 1.1: Organizing a Holiday Feast Organizing for What Purpose Box 1.2: Stickball in the Bronx-Playing as Organizing Dialectical Tensions Box 1.3: Leonardo da Vinci-Embracing Dialectics Dualisms Versus Dialectics Elements of Dialectics A Short History of the Dialectical Perspective Dialectics and Social Change Contexts of Organizing for Social Change Grameen Bank in Bangladesh Dairy Cooperatives of India's National Dairy Development Board Entertainment-Education and Community Organizing in India Community Suppers in Appalachia, U.S.A. Dialectics in Social Change Processes Dialectic of Control and Emancipation Dialectic of Oppression and Empowerment Dialectic of Dissemination and Dialogue Dialectic of Fragmentation and Unity Box 1.4: An Adhesive That Does Not Stick Conclusions Notes Chapter 2: Dialectic of Control and Emancipation in Bangladesh's Grameen Bank Box 2.1: Muhammad Yunus-The Poor Man's Banker Grameen Bank: Organizing the Poor for Social Change Box 2.2: Global Moneylenders Theory of Concertive Control Empowerment in Organizations Identification in Organizations Disciplinary Techniques in Organizations Box 2.3: Concertive Control in Academia Rationale for Studying Concertive Control in the Grameen Bank Methods of Data Collection Analyzing Data Dialectic of Control and Emancipation in the Grameen Bank Concertive Control among Grameen Bank Workers The Team Metaphor and Identification Box 2.4: Atiquar Rahman-Unquestioned Dedication Worker Empowerment Box 2.5: Muhammad Sarkar-Self-Imposed Pressure Paradox of Sociality and Control Worker Discipline Concertive Control among Grameen Bank Members Mutual Accountability, Identification, and Control Box 2.6: Shokhina and Rehana-Peer Pressure in Action Relief from Oppression Paradoxes of Representation, Identification, and Control Member Discipline Box 2.7: The Grameen Social Change Conglomerate Conclusions Notes Chapter 3: Dialectic of Oppression and Empowerment in India's Dairy Cooperatives Social Change through Dairy Cooperatives in India Box 3.1: Verghese Kurien, India's Dudhwalla NDDB's Programs for Empowering Women Dairy Farmers Theoretical Framing of Communicative Empowerment Interaction and Empowerment Democracy, Cooperatives, and Empowerment Power and Resistance Empowerment through Dialogue Box 3.2: India's Women-How Equal? Feminist Perspectives on Empowerment Cooperative Enactment, Integrative Thinking, and Connectedness Box 3.3: Cabot Creamery in Vermont-Cooperative Enactment beyond Dairying Hegemony, Domination, and Resistance Data Collection through Interviews The Oppression and Empowerment of Women Dairy Farmers in India Women Dairy Farmers' Empowerment as a Communication Process Communication and Health Family Decision Making and Task Allocation Communicative Dynamics of Economic Empowerment Women Dairy Farmers' Unity and Organizing Activities Women Connecting with One Another Women Helping One Another Forming Women's Clubs Collective Action Women Dairy Farmers' Empowerment in Democratic Processes Making Decisions in Groups and Families Hegemony, Power, and Resistance Dialectic of Oppression and Empowerment among Women Dairy Farmers The Simultaneous Experience of Empowerment and Oppression Paradox and Contradiction in Social Change The Compatibility Paradox Internalizing a Belief of Incompetence Paradox of Design Box 3.4: The Mondragon Cooperative Corporation Conclusions Notes Chapter 4: Dialectic of Dissemination and Dialogue in Rural India Box 4.1: Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech Dissemination and Dialogue Characteristics of Dissemination and Dialogue Dissemination and Dialogue in Mass-Mediated Contexts Dissemination and Dialogue in Small Group Contexts Dialogic Action in Social Change Box 4.2: Paulo Freire-A Believer in Dialogue Entertainment-Education and Social Change Disseminating Models, Sparking Community Action The Taru Project in India Historical Background: From Tinka to Taru On-Air and On-Ground Interventions Taru's Story Researching Taru The Dialectic of Dissemination and Dialogue in Taru Parasocial Interaction and Modeling in Taru Dialogue and Conversations Collective Efficacy and Actions Stimulated through Dialogue The Reflexive Turn from Dialogue to Dissemination Power, Resistance, and Paradoxical Behaviors Box 4.3: Minga Peru-Dissemination and Dialogue in the Amazonian Rainforest Conclusions Notes Chapter 5. Dialectic of Fragmentation and Unity in Rural Appalachia Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness in America Hunger in America Box 5.1: Micky Weiss and Food Recovery Homelessness in America Box 5.2: Barbara Ehrenreich-On Not Getting By in America Fragmentation and Unity in Organizing the Poor Community Fragmentation Unity Our Research Site and Data Interviews and Informal Conversations Good Works' Community Suppers Box 5.3: Keith Wasserman and Good Works The Dialectic of Fragmentation and Unity in Community Suppers Communication and Unity Selfless Service and Unity Spirituality and Unity Reconnecting the Isolated Building Networks of Support among the Homeless Box 5.4: StreetWise: Empowering the Homeless in Chicago Communication and Fragmentation Communication and Disconnection Communication and Disconsolation Box 5.5: Fragmentation and Unity in Soup Kitchens Conclusions Notes Chapter 6. A Dialectic Journey of Theory and Praxis Co-Existing Dialectics in the Grameen Bank Organizing in Complex Social Systems Mutual Causality: Negotiating Peace or Eradicating Guinea Worm Disease The Butterfly Effect: Hunterdon Medical Center Valuing Outliers: Positive Deviance in Vietnam Celebrating Paradox: Posing Wicked Questions, Managing Polarity Implications for Praxis Re-framing Freire: Viewing Deposits as Investments Amplifying Discourses of Dignity Box 5.6: Rush Limbaugh-Promoting Hypocrisy and Denying Dignity Centering Struggle as Necessary to Social Change Creating Spaces and Opportunities for Dialogue Box 5.7: Safe Comfortable Spaces to Reduce AIDS Stigma Introducing Counter Narratives Putting the Last First Box 5.8: Whose Reality Counts in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala? Conclusions Notes References Author Index Subject Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Community organization -- Case studies.
Social action -- Case studies.