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The Resource The politics of volunteering, Nina Eliasoph

The politics of volunteering, Nina Eliasoph

Label
The politics of volunteering
Title
The politics of volunteering
Statement of responsibility
Nina Eliasoph
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 ending legal segregation. Beyond the obvious fruits of these activities, what are the broader consequences of volunteering for the participants, recipients of aid, and society as a whole? In this engaging new book, Nina Eliasoph encourages readers to reflect on their own experiences in civic associations as an entry point into bigger sociological, political, and philosophical issues, such as class inequality, how organizations work, differences in political systems around the globe, and the sources of moral selfhood. Claims about volunteering tend to be astronomical: it will create democracy, make you a better person, eliminate poverty, protect local cultures, and even lower cholesterol. Eliasoph cuts through these assertions by drawing on empirical studies, key data, real-life case studies, and a range of theoretical analyses. In doing so, the book provides students of sociology, political science, and communications studies with a framework for evaluating the role of civic associations in social and political life, as well as in their own lives as active citizens
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eliasoph, Nina
Dewey number
361
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Political sociology series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Voluntarism
Label
The politics of volunteering, Nina Eliasoph
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223103594041
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-178) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: what are civic associations? -- Why do theorists say associations are crucial for democracy? -- Volunteering and political activism -- Civic association, the market, and government: how do different societies balance them differently? -- Neo-liberalism and grassroots organizations -- What happens to civic participation in conditions of vast social inequality? -- Opening up civic participation -- Conclusion: is democracy in our future?
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
v, 190 p.
Isbn
9780745650036
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 813392231
  • (OCoLC)813392231
Label
The politics of volunteering, Nina Eliasoph
Publication
Bar code
31223103594041
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-178) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: what are civic associations? -- Why do theorists say associations are crucial for democracy? -- Volunteering and political activism -- Civic association, the market, and government: how do different societies balance them differently? -- Neo-liberalism and grassroots organizations -- What happens to civic participation in conditions of vast social inequality? -- Opening up civic participation -- Conclusion: is democracy in our future?
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
v, 190 p.
Isbn
9780745650036
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 813392231
  • (OCoLC)813392231

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