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The paradox of generosity : giving we receive, grasping we lose

Author: Christian Smith; Hilary Davidson
Publisher: [S.l.] : [s.n.], Oxford University Press [2014] New York :
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In The Paradox of Generosity, Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson offer vital insight into how American adults conceive of and demonstrate generosity. Focusing not only on financial giving but on the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Smith; Hilary Davidson
ISBN: 9780199394906 0199394903
OCLC Number: 963882889
Description: 261 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; 1. The Paradox of Giving and Getting ; 2. How Generosity Enhances Wellbeing ; 3. Generous and Ungenerous America ; 4. Understanding Ungenerous Americans ; 5. The Lived Experience of Generous Americans ; Conclusion ; Appendix A: Additional Evidence on Generosity, Depression, and Personal Growth ; Notes ; Index
Responsibility: Christian Smith, Hilary Davidson.

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This straightforward, thoroughly readable book packages current academic work with the authors' own multi-method study in an easily digestible way. * Steven Hitlin, Social Forces * 'It is a Read more...

 
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