Report by Ruth Crow for the North and West Melbourne Community Health Centre Committee of Management meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 10th

Crow, Ruth (1986) Report by Ruth Crow for the North and West Melbourne Community Health Centre Committee of Management meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 10th. unpublished. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Contains a draft report with Ruth commenting on the use of the term 'sense of community' as appeared in the report prepared by the North Melbourne Tenant's Association on Estate Improvement, and noting the romantic myth of community conveying the concept of a harmonious, homogenous residential group. Ruth further comments on a ‘social mix’ section featuring in the 1973 C.A.N. Report (Citizen’s Action Plan for North and West Melbourne) prepared by the North Melbourne Association that states three stages of integration (or community development) which are: ‘live and let live’ (recognising and accepting differences); ‘a fair go for all’ (supporting others even if we do not agree with them), and ‘integration through co-operation’. Attached is an extract from “Community, Consumerism and Class” by R. and M. Crow 1984 in which they discuss the way Martin Mowbray, lecturer, School of Social Work University of N.S.W regards the word ‘community’ as a ‘mythical sprayed-on solution’ ... ”the aerosol word of the 1970s because of the hopeful way it is sprayed over deteriorating institutions”.

Item type Other
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/16204
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Current > Collections > Crow Papers
Keywords definition of community, neighbourhood dissatisfaction, keeping boundaries in community settings, shared living arrangements, re-creating community, CROW-BOX24-25-17-DOC2
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