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Visions of Charity: Volunteer Workers and Moral Community

Rebecca Anne Allahyari

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221444
eISBN:
9780520935327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221444.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

In the United States, public talk about charity for the poor is highly moralistic, even in our era of welfare reform. But how do we understand the actual experience of caring for the poor? This study ... More


The Felt Politics of Charity: Serving “The Ambassadors of God” and Saving “The Sinking Classes”

Rebecca Anne Allahyari

in Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226303987
eISBN:
9780226304007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304007.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter describes the author's fieldwork among volunteers in the two largest charitable organizations dedicated to feeding the poor in Sacramento, California. At Loaves & Fishes, a Catholic ... More


American Evangelists and Tuberculosis in Modern Japan

Elisheva A. Perelman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9789888528141
eISBN:
9789882204959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528141.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The tuberculosis epidemic of Meiji and Taishō helped to define the relationship between Japan’s government and the foreign, Protestant nondenominational evangelist organizations and individuals who ... More


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