Fine. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall Octavo 1847427219 Hardback Hardcover Enterprising Care? : Unpaid Voluntary Action in the 21st Century, Irene Hardill, Susan Baines, Volunteering has never been more prominent in social policy, political discourse and popular imagination. This book is a timely reminder of some of the vibrant traditions of mutual aid and philanthropy that long pre-date programmes under the Big Society to mobilise voluntary action in the face of fiscal austerity and fewer professional public services. The themes of volunteering, care and enterprising are woven throughout the book, which draws on a decade of research by the authors in collaboration with organisations (large and small) involved in care. Perspectives of individuals, organisations and communities are presented in a series of rich case studies, informed by feminist thinking on unpaid work and care. The authors also offer a historical overview of various ways in which policy makers have sought to enrol communities. The achievements of volunteering activated through communities of interest and identity are contrasted with recent policy emphasis on volunteering at the local level 202pp (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, and all types of Academic Literature. )
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