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Visions of charity [electronic resource] : volunteer workers and moral community / Rebecca Anne Allahyari.

By: Allahyari, Rebecca Anne, 1963-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 285 p.).ISBN: 9780520935327 (electronic bk.); 0520935322 (electronic bk.); 0585390134 (electronic bk.); 9780585390130 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Church work with the homeless -- California -- Sacramento -- Case studies | Voluntarism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- Case studies | Helping behavior -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- Case studies | Social movements -- California -- Sacramento -- Case studies | Salvation Army -- California -- Sacramento -- History -- 20th century | Loaves & Fishes (Organization : Sacramento, Calif.) -- History | RELIGION -- Christianity -- General | RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Visions of charity.DDC classification: 261.8/325/0979454 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: In the US, public talk about charity is highly moralistic, even in an era of welfare reform. This study looks at the front lines of volunteer involvement with the poor and homeless at two specific charities to assess what volunteer work means for those who do it.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-271) and index.

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In the US, public talk about charity is highly moralistic, even in an era of welfare reform. This study looks at the front lines of volunteer involvement with the poor and homeless at two specific charities to assess what volunteer work means for those who do it.

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Visions of charity by Allahyari, Rebecca Anne, ©2000
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