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A Feminist Response to Rothman's "The Interweaving of Community Intervention Approaches"

This decision to "try to tidy things up" (Rothman, 1995, p. 26) is largely grounded in attempting to incorporate myriad ways, some representing new innovations since the earlier publication, that community practitioners go about their craft. One important development within the community practice literature was that feminist perspectives on organizing finally received overdue recognition (Brandwein, 1981; Gutierrez & Lewis', 1992; Hyde, 1989; Weil, 1986). To Rothman's credit, he appreciates and includes feminist examples in his revision.