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Care and Community in Modern Society: Passing on the Tradition of Service to Future Generations (Jossey Bass Nonprofit and Public Management Series)

Schervish, Paul G., Hodgkinson, Virginia A., Gates, Margaret

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ISBN 10: 0787901091 / ISBN 13: 9780787901097
Published by Jossey-Bass, 1995
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Title: Care and Community in Modern Society: ...

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 1995

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st.

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A publication of INDEPENDENT SECTOR.

Expert contributors explore how individuals become dedicated to caring for others, and the role such care plays in providing a foundation for our civic, ethical, and spiritual traditions.

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The current popularity of Amitai Etzioni's communitarian movement and the recent passage of the National and Community Service Trust Act are just two examples of a renewed national interest in our status as a society that cares. But how is a caring society created and how are caring traditions transmitted to future generations?In Care and Community in Modern Society expert contributors explore how individuals become involved and dedicated to caring for others, and the role such care plays in providing a foundation for our civic, ethical, and spiritual traditions. A well-balanced combination of theory and practice, the chapters collected in this book were written by scholars from a variety of disciplines including psychology, religion studies, and public policy, and leaders of community organizations, youth groups, and federal government agencies.Comprehensive in scope, the book offers theories and practical guidance of what constitutes and defines a caring community and reveals how care is transmitted by families, schools, communities, and society. The editors examine six key topics including how family upbringing relates to the development of individuals who provide service to their communities; the types of institutions that are most likely to teach and transmit caring traditions; and the kinds of public policies that promote caring, service, and generosity. The editors offer insightful analysis of how each of these points interrelate and affect the ability of members of society to transmit caring traditions. The illustrative examples and case studies provide a wealth of knowledge including information on:* The motivations for philanthropy among wealthy individuals and how such values are transmitted to their progeny.* The effects on personal development on children who are engaged in charitable and service activities.* An exploration of Jewish, Islamic, and Catholic traditions of care and service.* The types of corporate philanthropy that

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