Community Economic Development in Social Work by Steven SoiferCommunity Economic Development in Social Work by Steven Soifer

Community Economic Development in Social Work

bySteven Soifer, Joseph McNeely, Cathy Costa

Paperback | November 11, 2014

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Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work practice, which both focus on the well-being of indigent communities and the empowerment of individuals and the communities in which they live.

This unique textbook emphasizes a holistic approach to community building that combines business and real-estate development with a focus on stimulating family self-reliance and community empowerment. The result is an innovative approach to rehabilitating communities in decline while preserving resident demographics. The authors delve deep into the social, political, human, and financial capital involved in effecting change and how race and regional issues can complicate approaches and outcomes. Throughout, they integrate case examples to illustrate their strategies and conclude with a consideration of the critical role social workers can play in developing CED's next phase.

Steven Soifer, Ph.D., MSW is Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work at the University of Memphis. He has expertise in a wide array of social welfare and social and economic development and research areas with diverse populations and has taught courses on social and economic development, social research, and community pla...
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Title:Community Economic Development in Social WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:584 pagesPublished:November 11, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231133952

ISBN - 13:9780231133951

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart I: Settings and Framework1. What Is Community Economic Development?Case Study: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation2. Social Workers and Community Economic DevelopmentCase Study: New Community Corporation3. The Making and Unmaking of Cities and NeighborhoodsCase Study: Warren/Connor Development Corporation4. History of Community Economic Development: The Nineteenth Century to Lyndon Johnson5. History of Community Economic Development: Richard Nixon to Barack ObamaCase Study: Chicanos por la CausaPart II: Strategy, Organization, and Success6. Choosing a StrategyCase Study: Marshall Heights Community Development Organization7. A Taxonomy of Community Development CorporationsCase Study: Coalition of the Hungry and Homeless of Brevard County, Florida, Inc.Part III: Tools of Development8. Investing in Human CapitalCase Study: New Economics for Women9. Building High-Performance OrganizationsCase Study: East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation10. Real Estate: Developing Physical CapitalCase Study: Intercommunity Mercy Housing11. Financial Capital: Business Development and Financial Infrastructure12. Lobbying and AdvocacyPart IV: Putting It All Together13. Expanding Social and Political CapitalCase Study: Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative14. Special Challenges in Community Development: Racism and Regionalism15. Community Building: A New Synthesis16. ConclusionAppendix I: Anymidwest City ExerciseReferencesIndex

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An important book that fills a gap in community development literature, demonstrating the juxtaposition of community development theories and practice in social work. More important, it traces our history in community development from its origins in civil rights, women's rights, labor organizing, and civic boosterism to community building, where we are today.