Changing Social Settings: A Framework for Action

Edward Seidman, Vivian Tseng

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter offers a framework for action for improving social settings. It first offers a brief summary that explains how to understand the ways social settings function. It focuses on several underlying approaches for social intervention, their accompanying strategies and tactics, and how they are targeted at one or more features and/or processes of a social setting. The goal of each intervention strategy is to improve social settings and to foster the development and well-being of those within the setting. The chapter underscores the importance of amplifying the strengths and empowerment of the social setting to each strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEmpowering Settings and Voices for Social Change
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199864508
ISBN (Print)0195380576, 9780195380576
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


  • Empowerment
  • Julian rappaport
  • Social interventions
  • Social settings
  • Strengths

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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