- Title Pages
- Introduction: Empower Yourself!
- Chapter 1 How to Learn Something in an Empowerment Project
- Part One Cultivating Open Civic Equality
- Chapter 2 Participating under Unequal Auspices
- Chapter 3 “The Spirit that Moves Inside You”: Puzzles of Using Volunteering to Cure the Volunteer’s Problems
- Chapter 4 Temporal Leapfrog: Puzzles of Timing
- Chapter 5 Democracy Minus Disagreement, Civic Skills Minus Politics, Blank “Reflections”
- Part Two Cultivating Intimate Comfort and Safety
- Chapter 6 Harmless and Destructive Plug-in Volunteers
- Chapter 7 Paid Organizers Creating Temporally Finite, Intimate, Family-like Attachments
- Chapter 8 Publicly Questioning Need: Food, Safety, and Comfort
- Chapter 9 Drawing on Shared Experience in a Divided Society: Getting People Out of Their “Clumps”
- Part Three Celebrating Our Diverse, Multicultural Community
- Chapter 10 “Getting Out of Your Box” versus “Preserving a Culture”: Two Opposed Ways of “Appreciating Cultural Diversity”
- Chapter 11 Tell Us about Your Culture: What Participants Count as “Culture”
- Chapter 12 Celebrating … Empowerment Projects!
- Conclusion Finding Patterns in the “Open and Undefined” Organization: Gray Flannel Man Is Mostly Dead
- Appendix 1 On Justification
- Appendix 2 Methods of Taking Field Notes and Making Them Tell a Story
- Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology
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