Welfare of Disadvantaged: Exploring Community Development Approach

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  • Author :Asok Kumar Sarkar, Prasanta Kumar Ghosh
  • Year of Publication :2018
  • ISBN: :9789386682215
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXX, 320
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Community Development, Developmental Studies, Economics, NGOs, Rural Development, Social Work, Sociology, Sustainable Development

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About the Book :

The present book on Welfare of Disadvantaged—Exploring Community Development Approach offers collective interventions, i.e. initiatives of the state, non-profit and voluntary sector, and corporate bodies, towards the welfare of disadvantaged in Indian context. There are different approaches and those could be institutional or community-based. This book focuses only on community development approach. Twenty articles divided into three sections have been portrayed here. Section-I, entitled as Community Development: Issues and Models, ranging from Chapter 1 to Chapter 6, has discussed vividly various debates or emerging concerns and models of community development being practiced. Section-II, entitled as Disadvantaged and Community Development, includes Chapter 7 to Chapter 15, is on the disadvantaged people such as financially poor and marginalized, Scheduled Tribes, persons with disabilities (PWDs), school going poor children, vulnerable or sexually abused children etc. Section‑III on Gender and Community Development begins from Chapter 16 and incorporates the remaining articles. This section touches upon domestic violence issue, marital disputes, women's empowerment, women's health, women's contribution to environment etc. The book would be valuable and more useful for the students, researchers and teachers in the disciplines such as social work, sociology, rural development and development studies.

About Author :

Asok Kumar Sarkar, an alumnus of Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Jawaharlal Nehru University, is Professor and former Head of Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan. Before joining the present position, he served in Institute of Health Management, Pachod; Department of Social Work, Assam University, Silchar; and School of Social Work, IGNOU, New Delhi in different capacities. He has contributed papers in many academic and peer reviewed journals. He has been serving as editor of Journal of Social Work and Social Development since 2010. His areas of research interests include maternal morbidity, reproductive health, health care, NGOs and social development.

Prasanta Kumar Ghosh is a Professor and former Head of the Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati. He is a proactive social work educator, researcher and activist. He has served as Reader in the Department of Personnel Management & Industrial Relations at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Principal of Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Visva-Bharati. He is a Fulbright Fellow on Academic Administration. He has been a Visiting Professor at the School of Social Work, of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign and Dominican University, Chicago, USA. He has published articles in books, journals in the area of social welfare and social development at the national and international levels. Apart from his academic activities he has been engaged in promoting rural entrepreneurship for livelihood development since last three decades.