International Community Work, Environment and Sustainable Development : A READER
Carolyn Noble, NPI ACAP, Sydney and Victoria University, Melbourne Australia
Vimla Nadkarni, IASSW (ex-TISS), Mumbai, India
Goetz Ottmann, NPI ACAP, Sydney Australia
About the book
The purpose of this proposed book is to gather how communities and community activists, academics, and practitioners, are working in and against the current neo conservative discourse and the overarching power of capitalism which determines that economic growth and resource extractions takes precedent over community needs and resources, disrupting communities, civil society’s responses and citizen inspired democracy. We know there are many sites of resistances and development challenges and social and cultural political responses existing under the shadow of neoliberalism and capitalism and this invitation is a call for chapters to fill the book. Despite the challenges that neoliberalism, the new conservatism and new measures of surveillance and control linked to increased managerialism and accountable community work continues and in many cases has increased as key site of activism and opposition to current socio-political discourse. We want to take a feminist/structural/critical social work perspective to draw out our themes and offer some directions and responses to the current challenges and offer new ways of thinking and acting in the world that is more democratic, critical of the current economic focus and supports an ecologically sustainable Future.
The content can cover any of the following:
Community work collaboration (public-private partnerships)
Civil society and citizenship – question of morals and ethics
Alternative community work projects (national and international examples)
Environmental activism (including indigenous resistance)
Urban planning and environmental greening
Food and water security- protection of natural resources
Social work and Social economy (cooperatives/alternative economic systems)
Climate change research-fact or fiction?
Who pulls the environmental strings of climate change politics?
Alternative, participatory, gender and ecologically sensitive budgeting
Social activism/social movements (international/community level)
Women, environment and sustainable development
Post-politics of climate change
This is first call for abstracts to be considered
- Deadline: 30th January 2017
- Length: 750 words
- Author(s) Name and Affiliation
- Contact address
- All submissions should be sent to [email protected]
- Notifications of acceptance : 29th February 2017
Note: this is general call and some editing and selection will occur. A publisher will then be sought.