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  • Careers in Serious Leisureby Robert A. Stebbins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Using the concept of fulfilment and the framework of the serious leisure perspective, this book examines the signposts marking the fulfilment career. This career begins with an interest in a serious pursuit, leading to an efflorescence many years later in amateurism, hobbyism, volunteering, or devotee work - and ultimately deeper fulfilment. more...

  • Always Say Yesby David Scott

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 25.45

    Always Say Yes is the fascinating account of the life of one of Australia's giants of social policy. more...

  • SEVA to Realize the SELFby Mahesh C. Mangalick

    Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book details two major SEVA projects founded by Mr. and Mrs. P.C. Mangalick in Agra, India. SEVA is selfless service that an individual or group provides to underprivileged people. These acts of selfless service are prompted by an awareness of the presence of God in all beings. more...

  • The Opportunity Equationby Eric Schwarz; Lawrence H. Summers

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Schwarz, founder of the groundbreaking Citizen Schools program, shares his vision for reducing inequality by pairing successful adults with low-income students.   Parental wealth now predicts adult success more than at any point in the last hundred years. And yet as debates about education rage on, and wealth-based achievement gaps grow, too many... more...

  • Citizens, Community and Crime Controlby Karen Bullock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Analysing the historical circumstances and theoretical sources that have generated ideas about citizen and community participation in crime control, this book examines the various ideals, outcomes and effects that citizen participation has been held to stimulate and how these have been transformed, renegotiated and reinvigorated over time. more...

  • Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Giversby Shafiq Morton

    Bookstorm 2014; US$ 14.99

    Imtiaz Sooliman, a medical doctor practising in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, visited a Shaikh in Istanbul in 1992. The Sufi teacher gave him a message that would dramatically change the lives of countless people.‘To my absolute astonishment he told me I would help people for the rest of my life. He then instructed me to form a humanitarian... more...

  • In a Rocket Made of Iceby Gail Gutradt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman?s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia?a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles. Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the Wat Opot Children?s Community. Begun... more...

  • A Social History of Student Volunteeringby Georgina Brewis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Using a wide range of student testimony and oral history, Georgina Brewis sets in international, comparative context a one-hundred year history of student voluntarism and social action at UK colleges and universities, including such causes as relief for victims of fascism in the 1930s and international development in the 1960s. more...

  • Social Entrepreneurship and Research Methodsby Jeremy Short

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 154.95

    Social Entrepreneurship and Research Methods focuses on research gaps in the growing field of social entrepreneurship and highlights a number of methodological approaches involving novel data sources and quantitative and qualitative techniques to build knowledge concerning the determinants of social enterprise success. more...

  • New Frontiers of Philanthropyby Lester M. Salamon

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    The resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy are either barely growing or in decline, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation balloon daily. It is therefore increasingly clear that we urgently need new models for financing and promoting social and environmental objectives. Fortunately, a significant... more...