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Wagner, David

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Works: 11 works in 26 publications in 2 languages and 2,441 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: HN90.M6, 306.0973
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Most widely held works by David Wagner
The new temperance : the American obsession with sin and vice by David Wagner ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The New Temperance contrasts the new obsession with personal behavior in America during the last two decades with the brief period of relative freedom in the 1960s and early 1970s and suggests strong consistencies with our past. In particular, the late twentieth century appears to have re-created the mood of the Victorian and Progressive Periods, when social movements such as the Temperance, Social Purity, and Vice and Vigilance movements held sway. The New Temperance questions the constant mantra in the media and in political debates about the dangers of personal behavior and challenges America's love affair with repression
Confronting homelessness : poverty, politics, and the failure of social policy by David Wagner ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whose fault is homelessness? Thirty years ago the problem exploded as a national crisis, drawing the attention of activists, the media, and policymakers at all levels, yet the homeless population endures to this day, and arguably has grown. In this book the author offers a major reconsideration of homelessness in the U.S., casting a critical eye on how we as a society respond to crises of inequality and stratification. Incorporating local studies into a national narrative, he probes how homelessness shifted from being the subject of a politically charged controversy over poverty and social class to posing a functional question of social service delivery. At the heart of his analysis is insight into why we accept highly symbolic policies that dampen public outrage, but fail to address the fundamental structural problems that would allow real change
What's love got to do with it? : a critical look at American charity by David Wagner ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Wagner traces the origins of the charitable mystique from historical and sociological perspectives from its religious roots in missions to convert indigenous peoples, through the rise of foundations and the development of alternative social-service agencies. He goes on to show how America has glorified its private sector at the expense of providing material benefits, such as income support, housing, or medical insurance, to its citizens, and he reveals these practices' immense social costs, which include the institutionalization of poverty among many U.S. citizens."--BOOK JACKET
The quest for a radical profession : social service careers and political ideology by David Wagner ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "miracle worker" and the transcendentalist : Annie Sullivan, Franklin Sanborn, and the education of Helen Keller by David Wagner ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life as a daymaker : how to change the world by making someone's day by David Wagner ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yue ri ren by Hua ge na ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postmodernism and social theory by Steven Seidman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postmodernism and social theory : the debate over general theory by Steven Seidman ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Schopenhauer's prize essay On the Freedom of the Will is one of the classics of Western philosophy, dealing with the question of free will versus determinism. His treatment of the problem of free will is by no means obsolete, containing penetrating reflections relevant to contemporary discussion." "The argument of the essay is clearly and rigorously presented, and reveals many basic features of Schopenhauer's thought. As such, it forms a useful introduction to Schopenhauer's philosophy in general. Equally, the essay can be studied with profit independently of Schopenhauer's metaphysical views." "This new edition of the sole English translation of this classic text contains an expanded bibliography, index and preface in which the translator comments on recent scholarship on Schopenhauer. The translator's introduction puts the essay into the context of Schopenhauer's general philosophy and suggests some possible criticisms of his position. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Life as a daymaker : how to change the world by simply making someone's day by David Wagner ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Yue ri ren : gai bian shi jie cong yi tian yi tian zuo yue ri ren qi by Hua ge na ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Chinese (3)
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