An Introduction to Community Work - Fred MilsonRoutledge & Kegan Paul, 1974, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Sticker to the reverse of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Throughout Britain today efforts are being made to improve facilities, provide amenities and, above all, to encourage people to stand on their own feet and co-operate with their neighbours. Dr Milson’s clear and comprehensive introduction to this ‘community work’ is an essential guide for people in all walks of life — from social workers, policemen, planners and others, whose duties have elements of a community orientation, to those for whom their work is ostensibly undertaken: citizens of neighbourhoods and communities everywhere.
Himself a leading authority and teacher in the field, the author is concerned to answer the question: What is meant by the terms ‘community’ and ‘community development’? He provides many illustrations of different enterprises which gather under the broad umbrella of ‘community work’, and describes the skills and training which are required by the workers themselves. In surveying the contemporary scene, he investigates the reasons for the present strong and pervading interest in the subject. In conclusion, treading delicately on debatable ground, Dr Milson examines the value assumptions and personal philosophies which lie behind the endeavours of community workers.”