2017-11-17

Performance and Civic Engagement

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  • Full Title : Performance and Civic Engagement
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319665170
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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This book explores 'civic engagement' as a politically active encounter between institutions, individuals and art practices that addresses the public sphere on a civic level across physical and virtual spaces. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, it tracks across the overlapping discourses of politics, cultural geography and performance, investigating how and why physical and digital spaces can be analysed and utilised to develop new art forms that challenge traditional notions of how performance is political and how politics are performative. Across three sections - Politicising Communities, Applying Digital Agency and Performing Landscapes and Identities - the ten chapters and three interviews cover a wide variety of international perspectives, all informed by innovative ways of addressing the current crisis of social fragmentation through performance. Providing access to many debates on the theory and practice of new media, this book is of significance to readers from a broad set of academic disciplines, including politics, sociology, geography, and performance studies.


2012-06-18

Higher Education and Civic Engagement

By L. McIlrath,A. Lyons
  • Full Title : Higher Education and Civic Engagement
  • Author : L. McIlrath,A. Lyons
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137074825
  • Pages : 287
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  • Language : English
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Provides an original and challenging contribution to contemporary debates on the civic purpose of higher education, exploring its manifestations through practices of teaching and research. Offers critical perspectives on the role of higher education institutions in terms of realizing civic missions, especially in current global market conditions.


2016-06-01

Civic Engagement and Community Service at Research Universities

By Krista M. Soria,Tania D. Mitchell
  • Full Title : Civic Engagement and Community Service at Research Universities
  • Author : Krista M. Soria,Tania D. Mitchell
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 113755312X
  • Pages : 269
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  • Language : English
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This book outlines how undergraduate students engage with civic and community projects and how this can be encouraged by their universities. It also explores how universities can build on this involvement and develop undergraduates' civic and democratic capacities, including programmatic strategies and conceptual frameworks for understanding the students' activities. As higher education across the globe experiences increasing student numbers it is important to understand how students engage with civic and community service.


2015-05-19

Civic Engagement and Social Media

By J. Uldam,A. Vestergaard
  • Full Title : Civic Engagement and Social Media
  • Author : J. Uldam,A. Vestergaard
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137434163
  • Pages : 199
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  • Language : English
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The Occupy movement and the Arab Spring have brought global attention to the potential of social media for empowering otherwise marginalized groups. This book addresses questions like what happens after the moment of protest and global visibility and whether social media can also help sustain civic engagement beyond protest.


2018-02-23

Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement and Social Change in Contemporary Society

By Chhabra, Susheel
  • Full Title : Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement and Social Change in Contemporary Society
  • Author : Chhabra, Susheel
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • ISBN Code : 1522541985
  • Pages : 445
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  • Language : English
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Outreach and engagement initiatives are crucial in promoting community development and social change. This can be achieved through a number of methods including public policy and urban development. The Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement and Social Change in Contemporary Society is a critical scholarly resource that examines the unexplored field of applying social change to civic engagement in an effort to enlarge public welfare activities. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as civic education, sustainable development, and child labor, this publication is geared towards academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on civic engagement and public welfare.


2015-11-19

Civic Engagement Pedagogy in the Community College: Theory and Practice

By Emily Schnee,Alison Better,Martha Clark Cummings
  • Full Title : Civic Engagement Pedagogy in the Community College: Theory and Practice
  • Author : Emily Schnee,Alison Better,Martha Clark Cummings
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319229451
  • Pages : 268
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This book will help post-secondary educators to discover the joys and challenges of implementing theoretically grounded civic engagement projects on their campuses. The essays on civic engagement and public scholarship are written by an interdisciplinary group of community college faculty who have designed and implemented civic engagement projects in their classrooms. The projects they describe stand at the intersection of research, theory and pedagogy. They challenge dominant constructions of civic engagement as students bring their community, culture and history into the classroom. The authors consider the particular complexities and constraints of doing civically engaged teaching and scholarship at the community college level and situate their projects within current theoretical debates about civic engagement, public scholarship, and public higher education.


2019-02-25

Public Service Motivation and Civic Engagement

By Fabian Homberg,Joyce Costello
  • Full Title : Public Service Motivation and Civic Engagement
  • Author : Fabian Homberg,Joyce Costello
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3030024539
  • Pages : 110
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  • Language : English
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This book explores the behaviours that result from Public Service Motivation (PSM), outside of a firm or agency environment. Covering topics such as volunteering, and political participation, the authors present rich empirical data from the US and the UK, as well as other countries. With fresh insights into a growing area of interest, this book will provide valuable reading for researchers working in the field of PSM, and those involved in working towards a successful and sustainable society.


2016-02-26

Youth Voices, Public Spaces, and Civic Engagement

By Stuart Greene,Kevin J. Burke,Maria K. McKenna
  • Full Title : Youth Voices, Public Spaces, and Civic Engagement
  • Author : Stuart Greene,Kevin J. Burke,Maria K. McKenna
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317360915
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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This collection of original research explores ways that educators can create participatory spaces that foster civic engagement, critical thinking, and authentic literacy practices for adolescent youth in urban contexts. Casting youth as vital social actors, contributors shed light on the ways in which urban youth develop a clearer sense of agency within the structural forces of racial segregation and economic development that would otherwise marginalize and silence their voices and begin to see familiar spaces with reimagined possibilities for socially just educational practices.


2004-05-13

Civic Engagement in American Democracy

By Theda Skocpol,Morris P. Fiorina
  • Full Title : Civic Engagement in American Democracy
  • Author : Theda Skocpol,Morris P. Fiorina
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • ISBN Code : 0815798938
  • Pages : 420
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American democracy is in many ways more vital than ever before. Advocacy groups proliferate and formerly marginalized groups enjoy new opportunities. But worrisome trends exist. Millions of Americans are drawing back from involvements with community affairs and politics. Voters stay home; public officials grapple with distrust or indifference; and people are less likely to cooperate on behalf of shared goals. Observers across the spectrum of opinion agree that it is vital to determine what is happening and why—so that Americans can take well-informed, effective steps to revitalize our national community. The book opens with an eagle-eye look at the roots of America's special patterns of civic engagement, examining the ways social groups and government and electoral politics have influenced each other. Other chapters examine the impact of advocacy groups and socioeconomic inequalities on democratic processes and probe the influence of long-term social and cultural changes on voluntary associations and civic participation. The book concludes by asking why social liberation has been accompanied by new inequalities and the erosion of many important forms of citizen leverage and participation. Coming together from several disciplines, contributors include Jeffrey M. Berry, Henry E. Brady, John Brehm, Steven Brint, Elisabeth S. Clemens, Peter Dobkin Hall, Wendy M. Rahn, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Robert Wuthnow. Copublished with the Russell Sage Foundation


2016-11-29

Convergence of Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Global Civic Engagement

By Shin, Ryan
  • Full Title : Convergence of Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Global Civic Engagement
  • Author : Shin, Ryan
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • ISBN Code : 1522516662
  • Pages : 390
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Art is a multi-faceted part of human society, and often is used for more than purely aesthetic purposes. When used as a narrative on modern society, art can actively engage citizens in cultural and pedagogical discussions. Convergence of Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Global Civic Engagement is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the relationship between popular media, art, and visual culture, analyzing how this intersection promotes global pedagogy and learning. Highlighting relevant perspectives from both international and community levels, this book is ideally designed for professionals, upper-level students, researchers, and academics interested in the role of art in global learning.


2020-03-16

Social Capital, Civic Engagement and Democratization in Kurdistan

By Hewa Haji Khedir
  • Full Title : Social Capital, Civic Engagement and Democratization in Kurdistan
  • Author : Hewa Haji Khedir
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030421449
  • Pages : 198
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This book examines social capital and transition to democracy in Kurdistan. By utilizing the growing literature and Social Capital Theory, the project presents a different perspective on challenges that surrounded the process of transition to democracy in KRI. The work is based on a bottom-up approach as it unpacks the influences of political culture on the establishment of democratic institutions and norms in a conflicting context. The author splits the concept into three main components: trust, social networks and civic engagement and tests them imperially in the context of KRI. The monograph will interest graduate students, researchers and policy makers in the fields of political science, sociology and Middle Eastern Studies.


2014-10-07

Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion

By National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Panel on Measuring Social and Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion in Surveys
  • Full Title : Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Panel on Measuring Social and Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion in Surveys
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309307287
  • Pages : 196
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People's bonds, associations and networks - as well as the civil, political, and institutional characteristics of the society in which they live - can be powerful drivers affecting the quality of life among a community's, a city's, or a nation's inhabitants and their ability to achieve both individual and societal goals. Civic engagement, social cohesion, and other dimensions of social capital affect social, economic and health outcomes for individuals and communities. Can these be measured, and can federal surveys contribute toward this end? Can this information be collected elsewhere, and if so, how should it be collected? Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion identifies measurement approaches that can lead to improved understanding of civic engagement, social cohesion, and social capital - and their potential role in explaining the functioning of society. With the needs of data users in mind, this report examines conceptual frameworks developed in the literature to determine promising measures and measurement methods for informing public policy discourse. The report identifies working definitions of key terms; advises on the feasibility and specifications of indicators relevant to analyses of social, economic, and health domains; and assesses the strength of the evidence regarding the relationship between these indicators and observed trends in crime, employment, and resilience to shocks such as natural disasters. Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion weighs the relative merits of surveys, administrative records, and non-government data sources, and considers the appropriate role of the federal statistical system. This report makes recommendations to improve the measurement of civic health through population surveys conducted by the government and identifies priority areas for research, development, and implementation.


2013-12-16

Changing the Performance

By Julia Rowntree
  • Full Title : Changing the Performance
  • Author : Julia Rowntree
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317834798
  • Pages : 288
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A result of many years of research and practice, Changing the Performance is a book about the arts and about business, and the interplay between the two. Julia Rowntree gives a fascinating account of her experiences forging the business sponsorship campaign at the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT). Raising intriguing questions, this book proposes that fundraising for the arts is much more than simply a function for generating income. It fulfils an ancient social role of connection across levels of power, expertise, culture, gender and generation. Rowntree describes why these dynamics are vital to society's ability to adapt. Changing the Performance is an inspiring manual for arts practitioners concerned with the relationship between business, the arts and wider society, and particularly those engaged in fundraising.


2016-10-19

Youth Civic Engagement in a Globalized World

By Catherine Broom
  • Full Title : Youth Civic Engagement in a Globalized World
  • Author : Catherine Broom
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137565330
  • Pages : 182
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In this book, the authors explore the apparent decline in youth civic engagement through research studies conducted in seven societies/nations with varied experiences with democracy. This work is framed within a youth civic engagement model. Each subsequent chapter presents the findings for each nation, along with contextual and historical discussions of citizenship education. This book explores the findings in Canada, England, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, and Mexico.


2012-06-18

Higher Education and Civic Engagement

By L. McIlrath,A. Lyons
  • Full Title : Higher Education and Civic Engagement
  • Author : L. McIlrath,A. Lyons
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137074825
  • Pages : 287
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  • Language : English
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Provides an original and challenging contribution to contemporary debates on the civic purpose of higher education, exploring its manifestations through practices of teaching and research. Offers critical perspectives on the role of higher education institutions in terms of realizing civic missions, especially in current global market conditions.


2010-12-10

Civic Talk

By Casey Klofstad
  • Full Title : Civic Talk
  • Author : Casey Klofstad
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1439902747
  • Pages : 184
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  • Language : English
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Does talking about civic issues encourage civic participation? In his innovative book, Civic Talk, Casey Klofstad shows that our discussions about politics and current events with our friends, colleagues, and relatives—"civic talk"—has the ability to turn thought into action—from voting to volunteering in civic organizations. Klofstad’s path breaking research is the first to find evidence of a causal relationship between the casual chatting and civic participation. He employs survey information and focus groups consisting of randomly assigned college freshman roommates to show this behavior in action. Klofstad also illustrates how civic talk varies under different circumstances and how the effects can last years into the future. Based on these findings, Klofstad contends that social context plays a central role in maintaining the strength of democracy. This conclusion cuts against the grain of previous research, which primarily focuses on individual-level determinants of civic participation, and negates social-level explanations.


2015-01-27

Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults

By National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults
  • Full Title : Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults
  • Author : National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309309980
  • Pages : 502
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Young adulthood - ages approximately 18 to 26 - is a critical period of development with long-lasting implications for a person's economic security, health and well-being. Young adults are key contributors to the nation's workforce and military services and, since many are parents, to the healthy development of the next generation. Although 'millennials' have received attention in the popular media in recent years, young adults are too rarely treated as a distinct population in policy, programs, and research. Instead, they are often grouped with adolescents or, more often, with all adults. Currently, the nation is experiencing economic restructuring, widening inequality, a rapidly rising ratio of older adults, and an increasingly diverse population. The possible transformative effects of these features make focus on young adults especially important. A systematic approach to understanding and responding to the unique circumstances and needs of today's young adults can help to pave the way to a more productive and equitable tomorrow for young adults in particular and our society at large. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults describes what is meant by the term young adulthood, who young adults are, what they are doing, and what they need. This study recommends actions that nonprofit programs and federal, state, and local agencies can take to help young adults make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. According to this report, young adults should be considered as a separate group from adolescents and older adults. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults makes the case that increased efforts to improve high school and college graduate rates and education and workforce development systems that are more closely tied to high-demand economic sectors will help this age group achieve greater opportunity and success. The report also discusses the health status of young adults and makes recommendations to develop evidence-based practices for young adults for medical and behavioral health, including preventions. What happens during the young adult years has profound implications for the rest of the life course, and the stability and progress of society at large depends on how any cohort of young adults fares as a whole. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults will provide a roadmap to improving outcomes for this age group as they transition from adolescence to adulthood.


2019-05-28

Dance Education and Responsible Citizenship

By Karen Schupp
  • Full Title : Dance Education and Responsible Citizenship
  • Author : Karen Schupp
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1000094324
  • Pages : 102
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  • Language : English
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Originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Dance Education, this collection brings together a number of insightful chapters which explore themes relating to responsible citizenship within dance education. Presenting research, scholarship, experiences, and pedagogical approaches from national and international contexts, and diverse educational settings, the chapters included in this book demonstrate how the study of dance requires students to develop a clear sense of self- and group-responsibility. Including high-level contributions from a range of researchers, educators, and dance instructors, the volume investigates how research and instruction can contribute to building communities; and ensure that dance education reacts to shifting social, political, and cultural norms. Responsible citizenship and civic engagement are examined in relation to course content, pedagogical approaches, systemic practices, and cultural assumptions. This valuable collection of diverse and insightful chapters will be of great interest to researchers, post-graduate academics, teachers and instructors in the fields of dance and teacher education.


2014-11-27

Youth, Critical Literacies, and Civic Engagement

By Theresa Rogers,Kari-Lynn Winters,Mia Perry,Anne-Marie LaMonde
  • Full Title : Youth, Critical Literacies, and Civic Engagement
  • Author : Theresa Rogers,Kari-Lynn Winters,Mia Perry,Anne-Marie LaMonde
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317702646
  • Pages : 132
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Through stories of youth using their many voices in and out of school to explore and express their ideas about the world, this book brings to the forefront the reality of lived literacy experiences of adolescents in today’s culture in which literacy practices reflect important cultural messages about the interplay of local and global civic engagement. The focus is on three areas of youth civic engagement and cultural critique: homelessness, violence, and performing adolescence. The authors explore how youth appropriate the arts, media, and literacy as resources and how this enables them to express their identities and engage in social and cultural engagement and critique. The book describes how the youth in the various projects represented entered the public sphere; the claims they made; the ways readers might think about pedagogical engagements, practice, and goals as forms of civic engagement; and implications for critical and arts and media-based literacy pedagogies in schools that forward democratic citizenship in a time when we are losing sight of issues of equity and social justice in our communities and nations.


2017-04-06

Muslim Women and Power

By Danièle Joly,Khursheed Wadia
  • Full Title : Muslim Women and Power
  • Author : Danièle Joly,Khursheed Wadia
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137480629
  • Pages : 322
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This book provides an account of Muslim women’s political and civic engagement in Britain and France. It examines their interaction with civil society and state institutions to provide an understanding of their development as political actors. The authors argue that Muslim women’s participation is expressed at the intersections of the groups and society to which they belong. In Britain and France, their political attitudes and behaviour are influenced by their national/ethnic origins, religion and specific features of British and French societies. Thus three main spheres of action are identified: the ethnic group, religious group and majority society. Unequal, gendered power relations characterise the interconnection(s) between these spheres of action. Muslim women are positioned within these complex relations and find obstacles and/or facilitators governing their capacity to act politically. The authors suggest that Muslim women’s interest in politics, knowledge of it and participation in both institutional and informal politics is higher than expected. This book will appeal to students and scholars of politics, sociology, gender studies and social anthropology, and will also be of use to policy makers and practitioners in the field of gender and ethno-religious/ethno-cultural policy.