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Eliasoph, Nina

The Politics of Volunteering

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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 prevent illness. 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.

Avainsanat: civic associations, civil society, activism, volunteers, volunteerism, ngo, non-profits, political sociology, Political Sociology, Social Movements / Activism, Political Sociology, Social Movements / Activism

Tekijä(t)
Julkaisija
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Julkaisuvuosi
2013
Kieli
en
Painos
1
Sarja
Political Sociology
Sivumäärä
200 sivua
Kategoria
Kasvatus, opetus
Tiedostomuoto
E-kirja
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745669564
Painetun ISBN
9780745650043

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