Community and spaces for engagement

Nadarajah, Y 2005, 'Community and spaces for engagement', Local Global, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 64-78.

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Community and spaces for engagement
Author(s) Nadarajah, Y
Year 2005
Journal name Local Global
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 64
End page 78
Total pages 14
Publisher RMIT University, Globalism Institute
Abstract In the context of the increasing focus of university engagement with regional communities, debates about the notion of 'community engagement' have assumed a new critical urgency. This paper presents a reflective case study of community engagement by people associated with RMIT University to explore the notion of creating a 'space' in which meaningful dialogue with community members becomes possible. Such spaces must take into account the multiple identities of the participants in a dialogue; acknowledging a particular constellation of social relations that mean that dialogues become both negotiated and managed. Understanding the experiences and processes of working within these 'spaces' allows a more complex and dynamic understanding of 'why' communities engage rather than a focus on 'how' communities engage.
Subject Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) community
ISSN 1832-6919
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