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Acting Civically: From Urban Neighborhoods To Higher Education.

Ostrander, Susan A. & Portney, Kent E. (editors).

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ISBN 10: 1584656603 / ISBN 13: 9781584656609
Editorial: ufts University Press, 2007
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232 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. New book. POLITICAL SCIENCE. New multidisciplinary scholarship on civic engagement in America. Civic engagement, defined as individual and collective action to identify public issues and participate in public life, has been a hotly contested subject in recent years. Beginning with a chapter by the editors that maps current key issues and main research questions, contributors to this volume counter claims of civic decline to show how, when, where, and why people act civically in multiple ways in various settings and contexts. From the local level of urban neighborhoods to the large scale institutions of health and higher education, this book documents how Americans actively shape public concerns. Attentive to matters of race and class, this book will be of interest to anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of civic engagement in relation to civil society and politics, and to its theory and practice. The book will be useful in a wide range of courses including those in Political Science, Sociology, Urban and Community Studies, Education, American Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, and Nonprofit Studies. The Table of Contents is as follows: Contents ¥ Preface and Acknowledgments ¥ Contributors ¥ Introduction: Key Issues in Civic Engagement Research Today -Susan A. Ostrander and Kent E. Portney, Civic Engagement in Local Contexts and in Political versus Nonpolitical Voluntary Associations, Neighborhoods, Neighborhood Associations, and Social Capital - Kent E. Portney and Jeffrey M. Berry ¥ Grassroots Organizing in Boston Chinatown: A Comparison with CDC-style Organizing - Lydia Lowe and Doug Brugge ¥ Building Power in Minority Neighborhoods: Boston University Medical Center's Bio-safety Level Four Laboratory - Julian Agyeman and Heather Ross ¥ Could Civic Engagement Reproduce Political Inequality? - Sarah Sobieraj and Deborah White, Civic Engagement in Societal Institutions: Health Care and Education, Consumer-Sponsored Health Care Plans: Early Twentieth-Century Public Participation in U.S. Health Care - Charlene A. Galarneau ¥ Teacher Education as Civic Engagement: Building Bridges and Community through Professional Development Schools - Linda V. Beardsley ¥ Race Matters in Civic Engagement Work - Jean Y. Wu ¥ Three Major Foundations and the Decline in Funding for Higher Education Civic Engagement, 1995 to 2005 - Susan A. Ostrander, Index "Acting Civically takes the debate on civic engagement in the United States to a new level by probing the question of the kinds of engagement that can enrich democratic practice in many different kinds of settings. This collection of essays is theoretically grounded and empirically fresh, and will be of interest not only to scholars and students, but also to practitioners and activists who seek to develop robust partnerships between universities and communities. The Tufts University Civic Engagement Research Group and Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service are models of what it means to produce knowledge for democracy." ÑCarmen Sirianni, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Brandeis University and author of Civic Innovation in America (Key Words: Multidisciplinary Scholarship, Civics, Public Issues, Public Life, Urban Neighborhoods, Civic Engagement, Politics, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, Community Studies, Education, American Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, Nonprofit Studies, Susan A. Ostrander, Kent E. Portney, Voluntary Associations, Neighborhoods, Neighborhood Associations, Social Capital, Jeffrey M. Berry, Grassroots Organizing, Boston Chinatown, Lydia Lowe, Doug Brugge, Power, Minority Neighborhoods, Boston University Medical Center', Bio-safety, Julian Agyeman, Heather Ross, Political Inequality, Sarah Sobieraj, Deborah White, Civic Engagement, Health Care Plans, Charlene A. Galarneau ¥ Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Linda V. Beardsley, Race, Jean Y. Wu, Foundations, Funding, Higher. N° de ref. de la librería 49915X1

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Título: Acting Civically: From Urban Neighborhoods ...

Editorial: ufts University Press

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: New

Edición: First Edition..

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Civic engagement, defined as individual and collective action to identify public issues and participate in public life, has been a hotly contested subject in recent years. Beginning with a chapter by the editors that maps current key issues and main research questions, contributors to this volume counter claims of civic decline to show how, when, where, and why people act civically in multiple ways in various settings and contexts. From the local level of urban neighborhoods to the large scale institutions of health and higher education, this book documents how Americans actively shape public concerns. Attentive to matters of
race and class, this book will be of interest to anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of civic engagement in relation to civil society and politics, and to its theory and practice. The book will be useful
in a wide range of courses including those in Political Science, Sociology, Urban and Community Studies, Education, American Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, and Nonprofit Studies.

About the Author:

SUSAN A. OSTRANDER is Professor of Sociology at Tufts University and author of Money for Change: Social Movement Philanthropy at Haymarket People's Fund (1995). KENT E. PORTNEY is Professor of Political Science at Tufts University and the author of Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: Economic Development, the Environment, and Quality of Life in American Cities (2003). Both are members of the adjunct faculty of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts.

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