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Making volunteers : civic life after welfare's end

Author: Nina Eliasoph
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Series: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring contradictions between the democratic rhetoric of empowerment programs and the bureaucratic hurdles that volunteers learn to navigate, this book demonstrates that empowerment projects work  Read more...

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Eliasoph, Nina.
Making volunteers.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010048925
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Eliasoph
OCLC Number: 930856021
Notes: XCS316X201506.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 308 p).
Contents: Acknowledgments vii Introduction: Empower Yourself ix Chapter 1: How to Learn Something in an Empowerment Project 1 Part One: Cultivating Open Civic Equality Chapter 2: Participating under Unequal Auspices 17 Chapter 3: "The Spirit that Moves Inside You": Puzzles of Using Volunteering to Cure the Volunteer's Problems 48 Chapter 4: Temporal Leapfrog: Puzzles of Timing 55 Chapter 5: Democracy Minus Disagreement, Civic Skills Minus Politics, Blank "Reflections" 87 Part Two: Cultivating Intimate Comfort and Safety Chapter 6: Harmless and Destructive Plug-in Volunteers 117 Chapter 7: Paid Organizers Creating Temporally Finite, Intimate, Family-like Attachments 146 Chapter 8:: Publicly Questioning Need: Food, Safety, and Comfort 152 Chapter 9:: Drawing on Shared Experience in a Divided Society: Getting People Out of Their "Clumps" 165 Part Three: Celebrating Our Diverse, Multicultural Community Chapter 10: "Getting Out of Your Box" versus "Preserving a Culture": Two Opposed Ways of "Appreciating Cultural Diversity" 183 Chapter 11: Tell Us about Your Culture: What Participants Count as "Culture" 190 Chapter 12: Celebrating ... Empowerment Projects! 206 Conclusion: Finding Patterns in the "Open and Undefined" Organization 231 Appendix 1: On Justification 259 Appendix 2: Methods of Taking Field Notes and Making Them Tell a Story 261 Notes 265 References 281 Index 303
Series Title: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Responsibility: Nina Eliasoph.

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Winner of a 2014 Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award "Sociologist Eliasoph reports on her participant-as-observer study focusing on the use of volunteers in empowerment programs for disadvantaged Read more...

 
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