Community Associations and Centres

Community Associations and Centres

A Comparative Study

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Author: Alan C. Twelvetrees
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158525

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Community Associations and Centres: A Comparative Study is a comparative study of four community associations and centers in Edinburgh, Scotland (Sighthill, Leith, Pentland, and Pilton). The place of community associations against the much wider background of social change is examined, paying particular attention to issues such as whether the community association is a response to the decline of other social institutions such as the churches. Comprised of 12 chapters, this book first provides an overview of community associations and community work before focusing on community associations in Scotland in general and in Edinburgh in particular. The evolution of community associations in Sighthill, Leith, Pentland, and Pilton is then considered, along with the role of local authorities in encouraging the growth of community associations. Subsequent chapters deal with patterns of membership and attendance in community associations as well as financial arrangements; purposes and activities; the leadership factor in the development of a community association; problems of communication and organizational structure; and the need for professional staff. This monograph will be of interest to social historians, sociologists, social policymakers, and community workers.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Notes and Abbreviations

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    1. What is a Community Association?

    2. Community Associations and Community Work

    3. The Aims of the Study

    4. Shaping the Project

    5. Sources of Information for the Study

    6. A Note on the Presentation of Results

    Chapter 2. Community Associations in Scotland and Edinburgh

    Chapter 3. The Evolution of Community Associations in Sighthill, Leith, Pentland and Pilton

    1. Sighthill

    2. Leith

    3. Pentland

    4. Pilton

    Chapter 4. The Role of the Local Authority

    Chapter 5. Membership and Attendance

    Chapter 6. Financial Arrangements

    Chapter 7. The Leadership Factor

    Chapter 8. Problems of Organisational Structure

    Chapter 9. Analysis of Purposes and Activities

    1. Factors Determining Aims and Activities

    2. The Pressure Group Role

    3. Meeting Social Needs

    4. Educational and Educative Functions

    5. Cultural Activities

    6. Provision of Opportunities for Leisure-Time Activities

    7. Community Service

    8. Co-Ordination and Relations with Other Organisations

    9. Promoting a Sense of Community

    10. Community Centre Management

    Chapter 10. Problems of Communication

    Chapter 11. The Need for Professional Staff

    Chapter 12. Summary of Conclusions

    Appendix. Recommendations for Further Research


Product details

  • No. of pages: 162
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158525

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Alan C. Twelvetrees

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