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Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Nina Eliasoph - Social Science - 2011 - 336 pages
Volunteering improves inner character, builds community, cures poverty, and prevents crime. We've all heard this kind of empowerment talk from nonprofit and government ...
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The Politics of Volunteering

Nina Eliasoph - Political Science - 2013 - 200 pages
Many of us may have participated in grassroots groups, changing the world in small and big ways, from building playgrounds and feeding the homeless, to protesting wars and ...
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Participation and Power: Civic Discourse in Environmental Policy Decisions

W. Michele Simmons - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2012 - 214 pages
Takes a firsthand look at a case of public participation in environmental policy.
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Elusive Togetherness: Church Groups Trying to Bridge America's Divisions

Paul Lichterman - Religion - 2005 - 331 pages
Many scholars and citizens alike have counted on civic groups to create broad ties that bind society. Some hope that faith-based civic groups will spread their reach as ...
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The Art of Moral Protest: Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements

James M. Jasper - Social Science - 2008 - 530 pages
In The Art of Moral Protest, James Jasper integrates diverse examples of protest—from nineteenth-century boycotts to recent movements—into a distinctive new understanding of ...
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American Mythos: Why Our Best Efforts to be a Better Nation Fall Short

Robert Wuthnow - Philosophy - 2006 - 288 pages
America was built on stories: tales of grateful immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, Horatio Alger-style transformations, self-made men, and the Protestant work ethic. In this ...
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People-Centred Health Promotion

John Raeburn, Irving Rootman - Health & Fitness - 1998 - 233 pages
This inspiring and practical guide to people-centred health promotion focuses on: Putting a people perspective at the centre of health promotion concerns Improvement of health ...
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