Heart of Community Engagement: Practitioner Stories from Across the Globe [Hardback]

  • Formāts: Hardback, 246 pages, height x width: 229x152 mm, weight: 499 g, 18 Line drawings, black and white; 30 Halftones, black and white; 48 Illustrations, black and white
  • Sērija : Community Development Research and Practice Series
  • Izdošanas datums: 25-Jun-2019
  • Izdevniecība: Routledge
  • ISBN-10: 0367175819
  • ISBN-13: 9780367175818
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  • Formāts: Hardback, 246 pages, height x width: 229x152 mm, weight: 499 g, 18 Line drawings, black and white; 30 Halftones, black and white; 48 Illustrations, black and white
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  • Izdošanas datums: 25-Jun-2019
  • Izdevniecība: Routledge
  • ISBN-10: 0367175819
  • ISBN-13: 9780367175818
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Drawing on first-hand accounts of action research in the Americas, Africa, and Asia, The Heart of Community Engagement illustrates the transformative learning journeys of exemplary catalysts for community-based change. Practitioners’ stories of community engagement for social justice in the Global South elucidate the moments of insight and transformation that deepened their practice: how to deal with uncertainty, recognize their own blind spots, become aware of what is emergent and possible in the moment, and weave an inclusive bond of love, respect, and purpose. Each successive narrative adds a deeper level of understanding of the inner practice of community engagement. The stories illuminate the reflective, or inner, practice of the outside change agent, whether a planner, designer, participatory action researcher, or community development practitioner.

From a shantytown in South Africa, to a rural community in India, or an informal settlement in peri-urban Mexico, the stories focus attention on the greatest leverage point for change that we, as engaged practitioners, have: our own self-awareness. By the end of the book, the practitioners are not only aware of their own conditioned beliefs and assumptions, but have opened their minds and hearts to the complex and dynamic patterns of emergent change that is possible.

This book serves as a much-needed reader of practice stories to help instructors and students find the words, concepts, and examples to talk about their own subjective experience of community engagement practice. The book applies some of the leading-edge concepts from organizational development and leadership studies to the fields of planning, design, and community engagement practice. Key concepts include the deep dive of sensing the social field, seeing the whole, and presencing the emergent future. The book also provides a creative bridge between participatory action research and design thinking: user-based design, rapid prototyping, and learning from doing.

Recenzijas

"The stories in this inspiring book are adventures in deep democracy- community building that includes listening to all voices, even under the most polarized conditions. These vivid parables help us cultivate the being skills that support the doing of collaborative action." -Dr. Betty Sue Flowers, Distinguished Professor Emerita, University of Texas, Global Futures Consultant, Co-editor of Realistic Hope: Facing Global Challenges "In complex change settings where much more than 'head alone' is needed, systems thinking must be married with systems sensing, an attunement to the subtle dynamics of the social field at play and how they might evolve. This work is deeply personal and inherently trans-personal- a paradox that signals the mystery of the territory itself and, as Patricia Wilson shows, subtly points to the doorway through which it emerges in practice." -Peter M. Senge, MIT Sloan School of Management, Society of Organizational Learning, and author of The Fifth Discipline "Patricia Wilson takes action research to its source, to the inner practice. This book is an invitation to a transformative learning journey with heart, intellect, and soul." -Hilary Bradbury, Ph.D., ActionResearchPlus.com, Editor The Sage Handbook of Action Research "This illuminating book cuts to the core of community change with much needed practice stories, especially stories that bring out the inner experiences of the practitioner. The reflective questions after each chapter engage students in open conversation about their own growing edges, blind spots, and inner life as emerging practitioners." -Ronald Hustedde, Past President, Community Development Society "The Heart of Community Engagement offers a clear and inspirational learning path for the co-creation not just of sustainable but of truly 'thrivable' communities built upon relational intelligence and socio-ecological consciousness. Indeed, this is a book for this day and age- and for the time to come." -Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D., President, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science "Patricia Wilson is an action researcher and practitioner who tackles the often invisible and inner dimensions of community development- what she refers to as the feminine face of community engagement. Embodied in beautiful and rigorously told stories from around the globe, Patricia Wilson has distilled desperately needed practice wisdom." -Peter Westoby, University of Queensland, Australia, Author of Theory and Practice of Dialogical Community Development (Routledge) "Particularly valuable to community development scholars, engaged action researchers, and participatory planners, Dr. Wilson's 'ensemble awareness' integrates local knowledge in transformative ways." -Gerardo Sandoval, Ph.D., Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon "Para el desarrollo del potencial humano individual no es suficiente con ser sensibles y reflexionar en los propios procesos cognitivos, emocionales o de comportamiento; la verdadera consciencia de nosotros mismos emerge cuando escuchamos al entorno humano y natural con el que interactuamos. El innovador enfoque y las inspiradoras historias de la Dra. Wilson nos revelan que, de manera reciproca, todo proposito verdadero de integrarse a los procesos comunitarios tocan necesariamente las fibras intimas de los participantes y sus vidas crecen y se expanden en sincronia con la comunidad." "To develop individual human potential, it is not enough to be sensitive and reflect on our own cognitive, emotional or behavioural processes. True self-awareness emerges when we listen to the human and natural surroundings with which we interact. Dr. Wilson's innovative focus and inspiring stories show us that, reciprocally, every true attempt to take part in community processes inevitably touches the deepest fibres of the participants. Their lives grow and expand at the same time and to the same extent as that of the community." -Professor Alvaro Guerra, Rector de la Universidad Albert Einstein, Mexico

List of Figures
xi
List of Boxes
xiv
List of Abbreviations
xv
Acknowledgments xvi
1 Introducing Ensemble Awareness
1(1)
Ensemble Awareness
1(1)
The Inner Practice of Community Engagement
2(1)
The Community Engagement Practitioners and Their Stories
3(1)
Practitioner Stories as Parables for Learning
4(1)
The Global Reach of the Narratives
4(1)
Action Research and Triple-Loop Learning
5(2)
Chapter Overviews
7(7)
The Key Takeaways
14(3)
PART I The Journey Begins
17(48)
2 Civic Engagement in El Salvador: A Beginner's Story
19(1)
The Tip of the Iceberg: Witnessing a Cabildo Abierto
19(3)
Part One The MEA Program---Finding Purpose
22(9)
Part Two A Participatory Evaluation---Seeking Mistica
31(8)
Postscript and Takeaways
39(1)
Questions for Individual and Collective Reflection
39(4)
3 Building Community in a Texas-Mexico Border Colonia
43(1)
Part One David's Story
44(4)
Embedding in Las Lomas
48(4)
Part Two The Community Speaks
52(7)
Part Three The Big Picture---Amor y Vigor
59(2)
Conclusion
61(1)
Postscript
62(1)
Questions for Individual and Collective Reflection
62(3)
PART II Going Deeper
65(140)
4 Cultivating Peace in Colombia's Cauca Valley
67(1)
Growing Up Poor
67(7)
The CORPOS Program
68(6)
Taking Time to Go Deep
74(2)
VallenPaz: Planting Seeds, Harvesting Peace
76(11)
Coda: Next Steps
87(1)
Questions for Individual and Collective Reflection
88(5)
5 Building Deep Democracy in South Africa's Shantytowns
93(3)
Setting the Stage
96(1)
Joel's Story of Deep Democracy
97(9)
Charlotte's Story of Deep Democracy
106(5)
Stepping toward Self-Governance: Views from the Field
111(1)
Lessons Learned
112(2)
The Next Cycle
114(3)
Questions for Individual and Collective Reflection
117(6)
6 The Art of Facilitation: Collective Reflection in Rural India
123(1)
Introduction: Through the Eye of the Needle
124(2)
Part One The Spiritual Roots of Social Change
126(4)
Part Two The Collective Process of Social Change
130(4)
Part Three Manavodaya's Work in the Villages
134(12)
Moving Forward
146(3)
Key Takeaways
149(1)
Questions for Individual and Collective Reflection
149(6)
7 Participatory Action Research in Peri-Urban Mexico: The Inner Practice
155(1)
Setting the Stage
155(3)
Introducing a Participatory Approach
158(2)
The Transformative Takeaway
160(1)
The Story from the Field: A Personal Refection on Practice
160(9)
Opening Hearts, Changing Perspectives
169(3)
Ongoing Impacts
172(2)
Sensing the Emergent Edge
174(1)
Summary and Conclusions
175(1)
Acknowledgments
176(1)
Questions for Individual and Collective Reflection
176(5)
8 Theory U: Engaging Global Community with Depth and Breadth
181(1)
Introduction
182(1)
Influences and Motivations: Otto's Learning Journey
183(6)
Key Contributions to Theory and Practice
189(4)
Taking Theory U from Classroom to Community
193(3)
Creating a Global Platform for Transformation
196(4)
Conclusion
200(1)
Questions for Individual and Collective Reflection
201(4)
PART III Moving Forward
205(2)
9 Generative Patterns of Practice
207(1)
Part One The Evolution of Change across the Stories
208(3)
Part Two 13 Generative Patterns for Community Engagement Practice
211(9)
Going Forward: A Credo and Action Steps
220(2)
Questions for Reflection and Action
222(5)
10 Ensemble Awareness and the Interconnected Whole
227(1)
Indra's Net
227(1)
A Triple-Loop Learning Journey
228(2)
Deep Democracy: An Organizing Principle for Community Engagement
230(3)
Action Research for Emergent Change
233(2)
The Generative Edge of Community Engagement Practice
235(5)
Index 240
Patricia A. Wilson, professor of Community and Regional Planning at the University of Texas, Austin, teaches civic engagement, participatory action research, and international community development. Her field research in community-based change processes over three decades includes Latin America, South Africa, India, and the United States. A past president of Sociedad Interamericana de Planificacion, she holds a B.A. from Stanford and a Ph.D. from Cornell. She has authored or co-authored five books and numerous journal articles.