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The politics of empowerment, Robert Weissberg

Label
The politics of empowerment
Title
The politics of empowerment
Statement of responsibility
Robert Weissberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Allegedly, empowerment will cure everything from personal disorders to declining city centers."--Jacket
  • "Weissberg conducts an FDA-like inquiry across numerous academic disciplines to assess the worthiness of this cure. He balances a close reading of the underlying theoretical foundations with empirically demonstrated effectiveness. Entire chapters are devoted to empowerment as a cure for personal problems ranging from health to homelessness, education, community development, and the problems afflicting African Americans. Despite all the promises, however, evidence of accomplishment is not forthcoming. Indeed, as Weissberg demonstrates, much of the evidence is twisted to disguise failure. Worse, much of this helpfulness is merely admonitions for greater dependency and misdirection away from cures of proven utility
  • Given that almost all this advice emanates from academics, the discrepancy between promise and result raises some troubling issues about today's academy. Clearly, professors do not suffer from ill-conceived remediation, though their careers may flourish from publications about uplifting. Bound to be controversial, The Politics of Empowerment is a tonic for social scientists, policy makers, and citizens concerned with America's myriad sociopolitical problems."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weissberg, Robert
Dewey number
361.8/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV91
LC item number
.W466 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social service
  • Community organization
  • Community power
  • Political participation
Label
The politics of empowerment, Robert Weissberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Empowered Education
  • 6.
  • Community Empowerment
  • 7.
  • Black Political Empowerment
  • 8.
  • Conclusion: The Wages of Empowerment
  • 1.
  • Empowerment Everywhere
  • 2.
  • Empowerment and Its Problems
  • 3.
  • Visions of Empowerment
  • 4.
  • Uplifting the Needy
Control code
39692224
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9780275964269
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98038285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The politics of empowerment, Robert Weissberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Empowered Education
  • 6.
  • Community Empowerment
  • 7.
  • Black Political Empowerment
  • 8.
  • Conclusion: The Wages of Empowerment
  • 1.
  • Empowerment Everywhere
  • 2.
  • Empowerment and Its Problems
  • 3.
  • Visions of Empowerment
  • 4.
  • Uplifting the Needy
Control code
39692224
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9780275964269
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98038285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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