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Collaboration and Vulnerability: A Psycho-social study of the Emerging Concept of Community Development. A Bulgarian case

Petrov, Rumen (2012) Collaboration and Vulnerability: A Psycho-social study of the Emerging Concept of Community Development. A Bulgarian case. Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN 9783848434442

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Abstract

This text explores a case of project driven social welfare innovations that were realised between 1998 and 2002 in the north-western district of Sofia, called Vrabnitza. These projects had been initiated and realised by a group of practitioners and social activists. The field of project actions included mental health volunteering, family consultations and therapy, some community psychiatry work, mental health promotion and prevention in schools, cases of child protection and parental involvement in school management, and much liaison work. The research focused on the gradual exhaustion and final termination of these activities over time and the process of alienation and avoidance of collaborative contacts between the main actors. Using the psycho-social frame of study, the research tried to understand the observable phenomena from the point of view of some of the main actors and to position the whole story within the various contexts they had been part of. In the analysis of the materials collected, a range of concepts from psycho-social research and group relations theory, especially the concept of authority, were used.

Item Type:Book
Subjects:Education > Education management for adults
Education > Higher education
Political sciences > Systems of governments and states
Psychology > Psychoanalysis. Psychopathology
Sociology.Anthropology > Social anthropology
Sociology.Anthropology > Social behavior. Social psychology
Sociology.Anthropology > Social interaction. Social processes
Sociology.Anthropology > Social sciences
Sociology.Anthropology > Sociology of culture and civilization
ID Code:1990
Deposited By: Rumen Goranov Petrov
Deposited On:22 Nov 2013 15:14
Last Modified:03 Dec 2013 12:01

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