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Nina Eliasoph

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691147093

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.001.0001

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How to Learn Something in an Empowerment Project

How to Learn Something in an Empowerment Project

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(p.1) Chapter 1 How to Learn Something in an Empowerment Project
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Making Volunteers
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Nina Eliasoph

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.003.0001

This chapter is an overview of “empowerment projects.” It shows how empowerment projects are supposed to blend different kinds of people and different kinds of organizations—civic association, state agency, nonprofit organization, family, and cultural tradition. Since funding is usually short-term, all of this blending has to happen flexibly, rapidly, and transparently, with documentation for multiple sources, each with a separate form. Organizers celebrate all this melting of stiff boundaries, finding it exciting and empowering. But the blending also produces tensions, as it is often hard to juggle this many different types of relationships all in one place, all at once.

Keywords:   empowerment projects, civic association, state agency, nonprofit organization, family, cultural tradition, bureaucracy

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