Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations

Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations

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Although the way associations and the organization of local social life are intertwined is one of the oldest approaches to community study, the way citizens and residents come together informally to act and solve problems has rarely been a primary focus. Associations are central to important and developing areas of social theory and social action. This handbook takes voluntary associations as the starting point for making sense of communities. It offers a new perspective on voluntary organizations and gives an integrated, yet diverse, theoretical understanding of this important aspect of community life.Ram A. Cnaan, Carl Milofsky ... More than 350, 000 religious congregations are active in the United States (Cnaan, 2002), and they are far from being replaced by other voluntary associations such as civic clubs and schools in the way thatanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations
Author: Ram A. Cnaan, Carl Milofsky
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-09-07

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