WorldCat Identities

Wagner, David

Works: 7 works in 28 publications in 2 languages and 1,949 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HN90.M6, 306.0973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Wagner
The new temperance : the American obsession with sin and vice by David Wagner( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 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
What's love got to do with it? : a critical look at American charity by David Wagner( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 588 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."--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 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life as a daymaker : how to change the world by making someone's day by David Wagner( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daymaker- A person who performs acts of kindness with the intention of making the world a better place! You have stumbled onto a simple yet profound idea that can change your life. You don't need money, yet you provide wealth beyond your imagining. You don't have to be spiritually inclined, yet it's the ultimate spiritual behavior. You
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 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlikely fame : poor people who made history by David Wagner( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique book depicts the stories of Americans born in poverty, who achieved national or international fame. Accessible to students and lay readers, this scholarly study describes poverty as a disability that typically stunts important areas of growth in childhood. Wagner shows how poverty hampers individuals and groups for their entire lives, even many of those who emerge from poverty. Examples of individuals with difficult childhoods who faced residual lifelong challenges are presented in the stories of 27 Americans, including athlete Babe Ruth, birth control advocate Margaret Sanger, singer Billie Holliday, author Jack London, actress Marilyn Monroe, black leader Malcolm X, singer Johnny Cash, comedian Richard Pryor, author Stephen King, and entertainer Oprah Winfrey. The book yields insight into successful individuals and how they coped, adapted, and ultimately achieved success
Postmodernism and social theory by Steven Seidman( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.21 for Life as a ... to 0.75 for Postmodern ...)

What's love got to do with it? : a critical look at American charityThe quest for a radical profession : social service careers and political ideologyLife as a daymaker : how to change the world by making someone's dayPostmodernism and social theory