The Politics of Volunteering.
By: Eliasoph, Nina.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.PPSS - Polity Political Sociology series: Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013Description: 1 online resource (305 p.).ISBN: 9780745669564.Subject(s): VoluntarismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Politics of VolunteeringDDC classification: 302.14 | 302/.14 LOC classification: HN49.V64 E45 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; HalfTitle; TitlePage; Copyright; Content; Introduction: What Are Civic Associations?; 1: Why Do Theorists Say Associations Are Crucial for Democracy?; 2: Volunteering and Political Activism; 3: Civic Association, the Market, and Government: How Do Different Societies Balance Them Differently?; 4: Neo-Liberalism and Grassroots Organizations; 5: What Happens to Civic Participation in Conditions of Vast Social Inequality?; 6: Opening Up Civic Participation; Conclusion: Is Democracy in Our Future?; References; Index
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 organizat
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