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The Resource Civic gifts : voluntarism and the making of the American nation-state, Elisabeth S. Clemens

Civic gifts : voluntarism and the making of the American nation-state, Elisabeth S. Clemens

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Civic gifts : voluntarism and the making of the American nation-state
Title
Civic gifts
Title remainder
voluntarism and the making of the American nation-state
Statement of responsibility
Elisabeth S. Clemens
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Civic Gifts traces how practices of reciprocity and organized mass benevolence-that is, philanthropy-have contributed to the development of novel forms of national solidarity and impressive governing capacities in the United States, contributing even to a famously anti-statist political culture. Sociologist Elisabeth Clemens paints a picture of the US, whether as nation or as state, as a puzzle. How, she asks, did a sense of shared nationhood develop despite the linguistic, religious, and ethnic differences among the settlers? How did a global power emerge from an often anti-statist political culture? How did some version of this collective identity come to be articulated with organized governance? With Civic Gifts, Clemens reveals that an important piece of the answer to these questions can be found in the unexpected political uses of philanthropy and the power of gifts to mobilize communities and to create solidarity among strangers"--
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1958-
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Clemens, Elisabeth Stephanie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voluntarism
  • Charity organization
  • Social service
Label
Civic gifts : voluntarism and the making of the American nation-state, Elisabeth S. Clemens
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-392) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Principles of Association and Combination -- Civil War, Civic Expansion: The "Divine Method" of Patriotism -- Municipal Benevolence -- The Expansible Nation-State -- "Everything but Government Submarines": Limits of a Semi-governmental System -- In the Shadow of the New Deal -- The People's Partnership -- Good Citizens of a World Power -- Combinatorial Politics and Constitutive Contradictions
Control code
on1089886237
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9780226559360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089886237
Label
Civic gifts : voluntarism and the making of the American nation-state, Elisabeth S. Clemens
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Principles of Association and Combination -- Civil War, Civic Expansion: The "Divine Method" of Patriotism -- Municipal Benevolence -- The Expansible Nation-State -- "Everything but Government Submarines": Limits of a Semi-governmental System -- In the Shadow of the New Deal -- The People's Partnership -- Good Citizens of a World Power -- Combinatorial Politics and Constitutive Contradictions
Control code
on1089886237
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9780226559360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089886237

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