In her new book, Community Development in Action: Putting Freire into Practice, Margaret Ledwith continues her quest to provide the theories and tools needed to create a socially and ecologically just world. Ledwith builds upon her prior community development work and offers us a palatable synthesis centred on the work of Paulo Freire's ‘Critical Pedagogy’. More than just a book, this manual lays out processes that can assist teachers, students, community organizers, and concerned citizens in understanding their own positionalities and localities in relation to larger social, political, and economic forces—thus providing us with a guide for building solidarity and fostering positive social change in our communities. Ledwith largely achieves these goals by engaging with Freire and other activist-scholars, and weaving rich stories of action and theory that show how communities...

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