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Charitable Impulses: Motivations, Experiences and Effects of Volunteering


Charitable Impulses: Motivations, Experiences and Effects of Volunteering

Sidhu, Karmjit (2014) Charitable Impulses: Motivations, Experiences and Effects of Volunteering. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Volunteering is a still relatively underexplored field of research that has, however, steadily gained prominence within the workforce and academic curriculums. This thesis will attempt to delineate the field of charitable action by examining the experiences and perspectives of twenty-one interlocutors recruited for the research. Through an in-depth analysis of their backgrounds and interests, this study will concentrate on the motivation, experience and effects of charitable action. In particular, it will argue that amongst Montreal volunteers, these stages often reflect features associated with the shift from close-knit communal forms of living to highly individualized interactions. As will be elaborated, the relationship between socioeconomic change and the actual process of volunteering can illustrate the highly flexible nature of this field and the lasting impact of structural shifts.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Sociology and Anthropology
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Sidhu, Karmjit
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Social and Cultural Anthropology
Date:19 August 2014
Thesis Supervisor(s):Amit, Vered
ID Code:978904
Deposited On:07 Nov 2014 16:56
Last Modified:19 Nov 2018 14:40
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