Pedagogy of a Beloved Commons: Pursuing Democracy’s Promise through Place-Based Activism

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This essential, timely book meets us at our current moment of crisis to offer hope that American democracy’s stalled trajectory toward its founding creed to embrace all, and not just some, can indeed be re-invigorated. Pedagogy of a Beloved Commons is about low-income youth of color working within justice-oriented, community-based organizations to improve the social and spatial conditions in their surroundings. It draws from hundreds of pages of data, some collected over a decade ago by graduate research assistants at three universities and some collected recently by a graduate research assistant at a fourth university, to present verbatim quotes from interviews with constituents of three youth-serving organizations. The book posits that the disinvested neighborhoods where youth experience abandonment and marginality in fact can serve as a call to action, given appropriate organizational support.

by Sharon Egretta Sutton (Author)
Publisher: Fordham Series in Urban Studies) 1st Edition
Paperback: 336 pages
Dimensions:  6 x 0.57 x 9 inches

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