Top-Down Community Building and the Politics of Inclusion


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This book explores mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion involved in practices of community building through an ethnographic study of a neighborhood restaurant in Amsterdam. It presents important insights into the advantages and empowering effects of professional, top down community building in a disadvantaged neighborhood, as well as its tensions and contradictory outcomes. The core argument of the study is that, in spite of the abserved restaurant's well-intended and well-organized attempts to create an inclusive and ...

Top-down Community Building and the Politics of Inclusion 2017, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham

ISBN-13: 9783319539638