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Robert Wuthnow honored for book

Wuthnow, the Gerhard R. Andlinger '52 Professor of Social Sciences and director of the Center for the Study of Religion, has won the Award for Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, for his book "Loose Connections: Joining Together in America's Fragmented Communities."

The book is based on data from a national survey of civic involvement designed and conducted by Wuthnow and from more than 200 in-depth interviews with community leaders, volunteers and heads of nonprofit organizations. The study examines shifts in cultural understandings of neighborliness and friendship; the organizational forms of emerging civic associations; conceptions of citizenship and trust; and the challenges facing community leaders in inner-city neighborhoods, suburbs and small towns.

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action was founded in 1971 and is the largest scholarly organization devoted to the research on volunteerism, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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