Civic engagement in Middletown : yesterday and today

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dc.contributor.advisor Baker, Ralph, 1942- en_US Jarrett, Jayson K. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:40:46Z 2011-06-03T19:40:46Z 2005 en_US 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2005 .J37 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study has presented a comprehensive narrative and overview of the nature of and changes in civic engagement in the city of Muncie over the last 75 years. The evidence suggests that the people of Muncie today are just as involved with their community and with their fellow Munsonians as they were in the 1920s and 1930s. However, the expression of this engagement has changed in the intervening years as people have moved away from direct participation in voluntary societies and clubs such as the Elks and Masons and toward indirect participation in professionally run organizations such as the United Way and various sports leagues. Participation in the past meant attending weekly meetings and taking part in elected leadership of these groups while today's participation usually takes the form of one-time donations to and attendance at events hosted by, professionally managed organizations.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Political Science
dc.format.extent i, 99 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Community life -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Societies -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Church societies -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.title Civic engagement in Middletown : yesterday and today en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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