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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Precarity, Rights and Resistance|
|Place of Publication||Deakin University, Burwood, Vic|
|Publisher||The Australian Sociological Association|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Nov 2018|
|Event||The Australian Sociological Association Conference 2018: TASA 2018 - Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 19 Nov 2018 → 22 Nov 2018
https://tasa.org.au/tasa-conference/2018-tasa-conference/ (conference website)
|Conference||The Australian Sociological Association Conference 2018|
|Abbreviated title||Precarity, Rights and Resistance|
|Period||19/11/18 → 22/11/18|
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). The Australian Sociological Association.