Smallville: Institutionalizing Community in Twenty-First-Century America (Hardback)Carl Milofsky (author)
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Publisher: University Press of New England
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
"Smallville represents an important contribution to furthering understanding of the dynamics and practices of community organizations."--Community Development Journal
"The book is easy to read, explores in fairly rich detail its cases, and provides nonsociological readers or students with a peripheral introduction to a wide range of sociological literatures by way of extensive endnotes. One key, almost self-evident, point is clearly amplified throughout: nonprofit organizations are not 'autonomous systems' and are powerfully shaped by community stakeholders. Taken as a whole, the cases stand out as demonstrating the limitations of conventional 'evolutionary' models of voluntary engagement that conceptualize a secular trend within any given 'movement' from activist engagement toward organizational forms that are more like 'classical bureaucracies.'"--American Journal of Sociology
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