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 Civic Models and Community Service

Elaine Howard Ecklund

in Korean American Evangelicals: New Models for Civic Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305494
eISBN:
9780199785155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305494.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores volunteerism among Korean Americans. Korean Americans in both Korean and multiethnic churches view their congregations as places that help them get involved with community ... More


Rx: Volunteer: A Prescription for Healthy Aging

Adam S. Hirschfelder and Sabrina L. Reilly

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter outlines one potentially useful yet, to date, virtually unexamined practical public health application of the research on the health benefits of volunteerism — the involvement of primary ... More


Volunteerism, Religiousness, Spirituality, and the Health Outcomes of Older Adults

Allen M. Omoto and Michèle M. Schlehofer

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter explores the interrelationships among volunteerism, religiousness, and health among older adults. It attempts to provide evidence for possible connections between religiousness, ... More


Altruism and Health in HIV

Gail Ironson

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter presents research on altruism and health in the context of people living with AIDS. It begins with a review of the literature on AIDS patients who volunteer to help others with the ... More


Self-Initiated Volunteering and Mental Health

Marc A. Musick and Miranda R. Waggoner

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter explores an association between volunteering and health. It proposes and tests a theory focused on self-initiated volunteering, that is, volunteering which is done by someone who has not ... More


Charity and Philanthropy

Zoltan J. Acs

in Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148625
eISBN:
9781400846818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148625.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter traces the history of philanthropy and shows the extent to which it is woven into the very fabric of the American entrepreneurial experiment. In order to understand philanthropy as a ... More


Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present

Elisabeth S. Clemens and Doug Guthrie (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226109961
eISBN:
9780226109985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109985.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Exhorting people to volunteer is part of the everyday vocabulary of American politics. Routinely, members of both major parties call for partnerships between government and nonprofit organizations. ... More


Provision of Social Services: Civil Economy, Cultural Evolution, and Participatory Development

Pier Luigi Sacco and Stefano Zamagni

in Social Provision in Low-Income Countries: New Patterns and Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242191
eISBN:
9780191697050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242191.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Development undertakes a process that involves only two vital institutions—the market and the government. It is argued that this notion should be expanded to incorporate and acknowledge the ... More


Enhancing Peer Norms, Self-Efficacy, Self-Esteem, and Social Support for Safe Sex in Naturalistic Environments: The Role of Community Involvement in Latino Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities

Jesus Ramirez-Valles, Lisa M. Kuhns, and Haiyan Li

in HIV Prevention with Latinos: Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199764303
eISBN:
9780199950232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764303.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Evidence suggests that volunteerism and activism in GLBT and AIDS organizations and communities are protective against sexual risk and substance use. Yet, the mechanisms by which community ... More


Faith in the Machine?: Humanitarianism in an Age of Bureaucratization

Michael Barnett

in Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199916023
eISBN:
9780199950447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916023.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the relationship between the profane and the sacred and views it in the context of a rationalizing and increasingly pragmatic humanitarianism. It notes the changes that have ... More


The Role of Persuasion Strategies in Motivating Individual and Collective Action

Mark Snyder, Allen M. Omoto, and Dylan M. Smith

in The Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195335453
eISBN:
9780199893904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335453.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Voluntary citizen participation is often viewed as a meaningful solution to a wide range of societal problems. However, while volunteerism is widely endorsed by individuals from across the political ... More


Five. Frankie

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Frances (Frankie) Prince is the subject of this chapter, beginning with her early life at summer camp, continuing with her own educational and musical career, and leading to her courtship with and ... More


Fostering Psychologically Literate Citizens: A Canadian Perspective

Steve Charlton and Jocelyn Lymburner

in The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199794942
eISBN:
9780199914500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.003.0060
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter argues that a desired outcome of an undergraduate education in psychology should be the development of psychological literacy. Psychological literacy includes skills such as critical ... More


The Supply Side

Frederick M. Barken

in Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449765
eISBN:
9780801460609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449765.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the importance of maintaining an abundant supply of primary care physicians for the future. A century ago, there was a crisis regarding the quality of medical education. Today, ... More


Grassroots

Carl Pedersen

in Obama's America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638949
eISBN:
9780748672059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638949.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When Barack Obama announced on February 10, 2007 that he would seek his party's nomination for president of the United States, he started by telling his audience how he came to Chicago in 1985. When ... More


The Politics of Charity: Constructing Moral Selves in Religion and Conflict

Rebecca Anne Allahyari

in Visions of Charity: Volunteer Workers and Moral Community

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221444
eISBN:
9780520935327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221444.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illuminates the construction of caring selves in the work of feeding the urban poor. It develops the idea of moral selving in the context of charitable action and makes clear how ... More


Encountering the Mercenary: Native American Auxiliaries, the American Revolution, and Charlotte Smith

Simpson Erik

in Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790-1830: Writing, Fighting, and Marrying for Money

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636440
eISBN:
9780748651603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636440.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter takes a look at some novels by Charlotte Smith that situate the victims of mercenary marriage in the midst of characters who write and fight for money. It studies these works to shed ... More


The BSA’s Triumph: Balancing Traditional and Modern Manhood and Authority

Benjamin René Jordan

in Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: "Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627656
eISBN:
9781469627670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627656.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 1 argues that the Boy Scouts of America triumphed over competing programs by shifting emphasis from the virile primitivism and boy autonomy that defined the Woodcraft Indians and Boy Pioneers ... More


Professionalizing the MPTO: Race, Class, and Shifting Norms for “Active” Parents

Linn Posey-Maddox

in When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226120188
eISBN:
9780226120355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226120355.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Little is known about how parental fundraising and volunteerism shape family-school relations and, specifically, norms and practices related to parent engagement within particular school contexts. ... More


Groundbreakers: How Obama's 2.2 Million Volunteers Transformed Campaigning in America

Hahrie Han and Elizabeth McKenna

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199394593
eISBN:
9780199394630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394593.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Missing from most accounts of the 2008 and 2012 campaigns to elect Barack Obama president is the story of how Obama for America organized 2.2 million volunteers into a grassroots army. Unlike many ... More


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