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Architects of change : studies in the history of community and youth work.

Gilchrist, R. and Jeffs, T. and Spence, J. (2003) 'Architects of change : studies in the history of community and youth work.', Leicester: Youth Work Press.


History shouldn't only be about the grand narratives - the rise and fall of nations - but should include the landscape of everyday life for ordinary people caught up in the fall out of these wider national, political and social changes. It is in this landscape that community and youth work is located. The 13 chapters in Architects of Change tell tales of intervention, organisation and action within daily struggle. Of intentions and purposes motivated by the ideals of justice, democracy and equality. Of how community and youth work has been, and is, a catalyst for creative, cooperative activity amongst ordinary people. To understand our history it is as important to consider the small moments, the characters and the local groups as it is to be aware of the wider narrative. Architects of Change provides a fascinating insight into some of these moments and individuals.

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