The Human Endeavor of Intentional Communities: The Gawad Kalinga Movement

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/195056
Title:
The Human Endeavor of Intentional Communities: The Gawad Kalinga Movement
Author:
Villanueva, Ronald A.
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This is a story of a social movement's conception and the articulation of its meaning and meaningfulness. Gawad Kalinga, an ambitious Philippine community development cum nation building movement, initiated "GK777" to build 700,000 homes in 7,000 communities, in seven years. I assessed the national and global implications of this social movement's social networking model of nation-building through community development, poverty alleviation, and slum eradication. Using an ethnographic case study to conduct an inductive, grounded theory analysis, the study sought to explore if strategies and actions that go beyond traditional and conflict-centered social movement conceptions are enabling it to achieve their goals and to transfer its model to five other countries. The global implications and replicability of GK's nation-building model on the emergence and development of other forms of social movements, civil society-state governance, are compelling. The attempt at articulating and integrating political process and opportunity structure, resource/ structure mobilization, framing process, and new social movement theories in explaining another form of social movement and of civil society highlights the suitability for such kind of research, long-term monitoring and evaluation, and theorizing.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
collective action; Gawad Kalinga; resource mobilization; servant leadership; social entrepreneurship; social movements
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Baro, Mamadou

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleThe Human Endeavor of Intentional Communities: The Gawad Kalinga Movementen_US
dc.creatorVillanueva, Ronald A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVillanueva, Ronald A.en_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis is a story of a social movement's conception and the articulation of its meaning and meaningfulness. Gawad Kalinga, an ambitious Philippine community development cum nation building movement, initiated "GK777" to build 700,000 homes in 7,000 communities, in seven years. I assessed the national and global implications of this social movement's social networking model of nation-building through community development, poverty alleviation, and slum eradication. Using an ethnographic case study to conduct an inductive, grounded theory analysis, the study sought to explore if strategies and actions that go beyond traditional and conflict-centered social movement conceptions are enabling it to achieve their goals and to transfer its model to five other countries. The global implications and replicability of GK's nation-building model on the emergence and development of other forms of social movements, civil society-state governance, are compelling. The attempt at articulating and integrating political process and opportunity structure, resource/ structure mobilization, framing process, and new social movement theories in explaining another form of social movement and of civil society highlights the suitability for such kind of research, long-term monitoring and evaluation, and theorizing.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectcollective actionen_US
dc.subjectGawad Kalingaen_US
dc.subjectresource mobilizationen_US
dc.subjectservant leadershipen_US
dc.subjectsocial entrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subjectsocial movementsen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBaro, Mamadouen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAustin, Dianeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGreenberg, Jamesen_US
dc.identifier.proquest11078en_US
dc.identifier.oclc752260969en_US
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