This article seeks to promote the generation of a discourse of the postmodern community work professional. A shared discourse will lead, we propose to shared capital. We argue that there is a tension between the modern and postmodern for those of us engaged in the profession of community learning and development (CL&D). We need to value reflexivity which allows the community worker to make sense of multiple discourses and to make the transition from modernism to postmodernism. We need in the CL&D profession to recognise that Marxist principles that we espoused in the 1980s may be enhanced by a new theoretical base that still values change.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Discourse : studies in the cultural politics of education|
|Early online date||28 Jun 2012|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- community development
- social capital
McArdle, K., & Mansfield, S. (2013). Developing a discourse of the postmodern community development professional. Discourse : studies in the cultural politics of education , 34(1), 107-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2012.698867