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Author Schneiderhan, Erik (Professor of sociology), author.

Title The size of others' burdens : Barack Obama, Jane Addams, and the politics of helping others / Erik Schneiderhan.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents An American's dilemma -- The right to be heard -- The Chicago scheme -- A clash of ethical standards -- Wake up! It's morning in America -- A big city with big problems -- Balancing a hard head with a big heart -- Mixing on the thronged and common road.
Note Print version record.
Summary Americans have a fierce spirit of individualism. We pride ourselves on self-reliance, on bootstrapping our way to success. Yet, we also believe in helping those in need, and we turn to our neighbors in times of crisis. The tension between these competing values is evident, and how we balance between these competing values holds real consequences for community health and well-being. In his new book, The Size of Others' Burdens, Erik Schneiderhan asks how people can act in the face of competing pressures, and explores the stories of two famous Americans to develop present-day lessons for improvi.
Subject Addams, Jane, 1860-1935.
Obama, Barack.
Social reformers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
Charity -- Political aspects -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Individualism -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Charities -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Community organization -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Scientists & Psychologists.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Services.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Schneiderhan, Erik (Professor of sociology), author. Size of others' burdens 9780804789172 (DLC) 2014044564 (OCoLC)894746174
ISBN 9780804794954 (electronic bk.)
0804794952 (electronic bk.)
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