An Australian experiment in transformative community organising

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Abstract

In the wake of rising precariousness and unemployment, and declining union density, alternative forms of working class organisation have attracted greater interest (Magdoff & Foster, 2014; Murray, 2017). Community organising is a popular alternative, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom (Fisher & Defilippis, 2015; Taylor, 2011). While domestic interest in community organising is growing as these social trends intensify in Australia, scholarly attention has focussed on the Sydney Alliance example to date. (Holgate, 2018a; Tattersall, 2015). This paper contributes to this embryonic field through a brief examination of a rural Australian experiment in transformative community organising, from the authors’ standpoints as embedded researchers and community volunteers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The Australian Sociological Association Conference
Subtitle of host publicationPrecarity, Rights and Resistance
EditorsGrazyna Zajdow
Place of PublicationDeakin University, Burwood, Vic
PublisherThe Australian Sociological Association
Pages26-32
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780648221012
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2018
EventThe Australian Sociological Association Conference 2018: TASA 2018 - Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 19 Nov 201822 Nov 2018
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ConferenceThe Australian Sociological Association Conference 2018
Abbreviated titlePrecarity, Rights and Resistance
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period19/11/1822/11/18
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Masterman-Smith, H. (2018). An Australian experiment in transformative community organising. In G. Zajdow (Ed.), Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association Conference: Precarity, Rights and Resistance (pp. 26-32). Deakin University, Burwood, Vic: The Australian Sociological Association.
Masterman-Smith, Helen. / An Australian experiment in transformative community organising. Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association Conference: Precarity, Rights and Resistance. editor / Grazyna Zajdow. Deakin University, Burwood, Vic : The Australian Sociological Association, 2018. pp. 26-32
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Masterman-Smith, H 2018, An Australian experiment in transformative community organising. in G Zajdow (ed.), Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association Conference: Precarity, Rights and Resistance. The Australian Sociological Association, Deakin University, Burwood, Vic, pp. 26-32, The Australian Sociological Association Conference 2018, Melbourne, Australia, 19/11/18.

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Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association Conference: Precarity, Rights and Resistance. ed. / Grazyna Zajdow. Deakin University, Burwood, Vic : The Australian Sociological Association, 2018. p. 26-32.

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