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International community organisingTaking power, making change$
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Dave Beck and Rod Purcell

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781847429773

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847429773.001.0001

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Counter-hegemony, critical thinking and community organising

Counter-hegemony, critical thinking and community organising

(p.177) Ten Counter-hegemony, critical thinking and community organising
International community organising

Dave Beck

Rod Purcell

Policy Press

This chapter explores the strengths and limitations of community organising. It goes on to discuss how a consideration of hegemony, and Gramsci's proposal for developing organic intellectuals and building counter hegemony could help develop the effectiveness of community organising. This discussion is developed in the context of the World Social Forum. The second part of the chapter discusses the possible integration of the ideas of Paulo Freire around building his critical consciousness approach into community organising.

Keywords:   Community organising, Gramsci, Hegemony, Counter hegemony, Organic intellectuals, World Social Forum, Paulo Freire, Critical consciousness

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