Community Intervention

Clinical Sociology Perspectives

  • Jan Marie Fritz
  • Jacques Rhéaume

Part of the Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice book series (CSRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jan Marie Fritz, Jacques Rhéaume
    Pages 1-12
  3. The Basics of Community Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Jan Marie Fritz
      Pages 15-30
    3. Jacques Rhéaume
      Pages 31-43
  4. Selected Applications

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-246

About this book


Community Intervention: Clinical Sociology Perspectives showcases important efforts to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. The book, a project of the clinical sociology division of the International Sociological Association, describes the interdisciplinary field of clinical sociology in relation to community improvement. The first part of the book covers important concepts and tools for community intervention and identifies a variety of approaches to community research with an emphasis on research that centrally involves community members.  The chapters in the second part of the volume focus on projects in a broad range of countries, covering topics such as involving residents in urban renewal projects, developing healthy communities, encouraging socioeconomic development, improving the life of immigrants, helping communities deal with climate change, establishing human rights cities, encouraging empowerment and creating an inclusive community. A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of profiles about some of the outstanding work in community intervention over the last 100 years. These profiles are of Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams; community activist Saul Alinsky; human rights and environmental activist Wangari Maathai; and participatory action research pioneer Orlando Fals Borda.  Written by scholar-practitioners as well as analysts, the book provides essential commentary regarding community intervention efforts. 



Approaches to Community Intervention Civil Society Involvement Clinical Sociology and Teaching Clinical Sociology in Colombia Community Coalition Community Development Research Community Development and Empowerment Community Engaged Research Community and Clinical Sociology Community-Based Intervention Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Essentials of Community Intervention Generative Analysis and Urban Renewal Health and Social Services Human Rights and Participatory Democracy Human Rights in Kenya Immigration and Intercultural Intervention Industrial Areas Foundation Orlando Fals-Borda Participatory Action Research Popular Education and Parenthood Saul Alinsky Sharing Knowledge in the Community Social Movement Wangari Maathai Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Marie Fritz
    • 1
  • Jacques Rhéaume
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Université du Québec a MontréalMontréalCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0997-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0998-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7847
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