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Actions by Collectives

We commonly attribute actions to collectives. Thus, we use locutions like ‘Firm F produced the goods G’, ‘Nation N, attacked nation N2’, ‘The board dismissed Jones’, ‘The team scored’, and so on. On the basis of examples like these it seems to be … Continue reading

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The Cultural Background of Acting Together

When a baby is born today in San Francisco, the American nurses might advise the parents: “Always put a hat on your baby’s head. Babies give off heat through their head, so you must keep it from getting too cold.” … Continue reading

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Radical Changes in Cognitive Process due to Technology?

A strong case can be made that the cognitive system is designed for guiding action, not, for example, symbol manipulation. I review empirical work demonstrating the link between action and cognition with special attention to the processes of language comprehension. … Continue reading

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Community Organizing Models

Assessing unique social action approaches throughout history to determine their ongoing influence and to assess new or adapted models emerging today. Models Summarized: Alinksy, Faith-Based Community Organizing, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Civil Disobedience, Conciousness-Raising,  Asset-Based Community Development,  Spiritual Activism,  Social … Continue reading

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Global Action Networks: Creating Our Future Together

The world’s governments are overwhelmed with climate change, war and unrest, the global financial crisis and poverty but there is a promising invention in Global Action Networks. GANs mobilize resources, bridge divides and promote the long-term deep change and innovation … Continue reading

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Training as Action

Training for acts of civil disobedience can delve deeper than the actions themselves. Usually, direct action training is what it sounds like: training in preparation for a direct action. Sometimes, however, the training itself is the action. Consider this story. The members … Continue reading

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Power and Action in Critical Theory Across Disciplines – Implications for Critical Community Psychology

Read   Although critical scholarship and community psychology share similar aspirations, the links between them remain unexplored and under-theorized. In this article we explore the implications of critical scholarship in various specialties for the field of community psychology. To understand … Continue reading

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