query: Stories and community building

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Wed Jul 16 20:27:08 CDT 2003

[ed:  Natasha's query continues to generate fascinating resources.  
Thanks to Nola and Helen for their contributions.]

From: Nola Kunnen <N.Kunnen at curtin.edu.au>

Dear All

Work undertaken by the Dulwich Centre, Adelaide Australia relates 
to Natasha's query - http://www.dulwichcentre.com.au/ Apologies if 
this has been recommended previously. I have found their work 
relevant for many aspects of community practice.  

Nola Kunnen Dept of Social Work & social Policy Curtin University, 
Perth Western Australia  


From: "Deines, Helen" <HDeines at spalding.edu>

I second Paul Abels' recommendation of Reflections:  Narratives in 
the Helping Professions.  

I suggest, in addition, Jasper's 1997 book The art of moral protest: 
Culture, biography, and creativity in social movements (University 
of Chicago Press).  

Helen Deines
Associate Professor of Social Work
Spalding University
Louisville, KY

> .
> [ed:  please feel free to copy COMM-ORG with your responses to 
> Natasha's query.]
> From:           	Natasha Freidus <tashafr at MIT.EDU>
> I'm putting together a syllabus for a graduate course on the role of 
> narrative in community development.
> Does anyone know of good references on how story and narrative 
> contribute to community building/organizing/development? I'm looking 
> for both theory and practical examples of programs that are bringing in 
> story as a means to build community. There will be a section of the 
> course examining the role of multimedia narratives as a means to 
> building community, so anything on innovative approaches using various 
> forms of media are especially welcome.
> Thank you very much,
> Tasha
> Natasha Freidus
> Community Media Coordinator
> Center for Reflective Community Practice
> Department of Urban Studies and Planning
> Massachussetts Institute of Technology
> (617)253-2761 office
> (617)293-2447 cell
> http://web.mit.edu/crcp
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