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Connecting Indigenous worldview, well-being, and community projects.

ByKerin Gould, Ph.D.

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This book replaces top-down approaches to Indigenous community development with a more holistic and emic approach that incorporates Indigenous knowledge and philosophies and features practitioners’ own experiences. This is intended for both academics and practitioners and aims to reframe the way community development is discussed. This text argues that community well-being, like an individual’s, requires holistic care, and it puts well-being at the forefront of community development concerns. It emphasizes interconnectedness between aspects of community– economy, health, education, worldview, social organizing etc. – that contribute to individual and collective well-being. After laying a conceptual foundation, four interviews discuss first-hand participation in worldview/values-guided projects. These aim to have readers find their own lessons in other Indigenous people’s experiences and alternative and culturally specific ideas to apply to their community work.

Details

Publication Date
Oct 5, 2010
Language
English
ISBN
9780557716913
Category
Religion & Spirituality
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Kerin Gould, Ph.D.

Specifications

Pages
305
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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