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Community development as micropoliticsComparing theories, policies and politics in America and Britain$
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Akwugo Emejulu

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447313175

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447313175.001.0001

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Community development in a post-civil rights America

Community development in a post-civil rights America

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(p.15) Chapter Two Community development in a post-civil rights America
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Community development as micropolitics
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Akwugo Emejulu

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447313175.003.0002

This chapter focuses on the micropolitics of community development in the United States from 1968 to 1975. Three discourses for analysis are identified: The ‘Democracy discourse’ is constituted by the texts, language and practices of community organisers and activists of the student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). By contrast, the ‘Power discourse’ is constituted by the texts, language and practices of Black Power and Alinskyist community organisers. Finally, in contrast to both the Democracy and Power discourses, the ‘Poverty discourse’ is constituted by the texts, language and practices of the bureaucrats administering the Johnson Administration’s War on Poverty programmes.

Keywords:   Democracy discourse, Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, SNCC, Power discourse, Black Power, Alinskyist community, Poverty discourse, United States

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