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Acts of Compassion:
Caring for Others and Helping Ourselves
Robert Wuthnow

Paperback | 1993 | $60.00 | £49.95 | ISBN: 9780691024936
364 pp. | 6 x 9 1/4
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Robert Wuthnow finds that those who are most involved in acts of compassion are no less individualistic than anyone else--and that those who are the most intensely individualistic are no less involved in caring for others.


"Wuthnow's writing is renowned within sociological discourse for being lucid, jargon-free, and insightful--all characteristics of this newest work. . . . [Wuthnow] has made a provocative and stimulating case."--James A. Mathisen, Christianity Today


"Vigorously argued, beautifully written, drawing intelligently on evidence from surveys and from some extraordinary interviews, Acts of Compassion sheds a great deal of light on a central area of American life, namely volunteerism and charity. . . . A book for the serious scholar and the concerned layperson alike."--Robert N. Bellah, coauthor of "Habits of the Heart" and "The Good Society"

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