Down Under: In-Depth Community Work

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And the answers that he shares with us in this book have been forged and tested in the fire of his own personal, vocational and professional experience as a grass roots community worker. Down Under addresses the adverse effects of professionalisation and institutionalisation in community work and seeks to explore effective ways of resisting demands for compliance, holding the line and creating space for change. Down Under concludes with the wonderful example of Dave's partner Ange's in-depth, hands-on, face-to-face community work with refugees. Addresses the adverse effects of professionalisation and institutionalisation in community work and seeks to explore effective ways of resisting demands for compliance, holding the line and creating space for change. Includes the wonderful example of Dave's partner Ange's in-depth, hands-on, face-to-face community work with refugees.

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Dave and his wife Ange, and their family, have lived and worked in intentional communities with marginalised groups of people in Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal for over forty years. Dave is interested in intentional community and the dynamics of personal and social transformation. He is author of many books, including 'Not Religion, But Love', 'Building A Better World' and Living Community'. Dave is an educator for TEAR Australia, an international aid agency; a lecturer at the University of Queensland; a teacher for the Community Praxis Co-op; and an advisor for Servants to Asia's Urban Poor. He now lives in a large joint household with his wife, children, grandchildren and others in an inner city community in Brisbane, Australia. www.daveandrews.com.au

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