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dc.contributor.advisorStauffer, Robert E., 1941-
dc.contributor.authorCucinella, Brooke Elizabeth
dc.descriptioniii, 176 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractTills project came about through a series of reactions that I had in response to a class project I was involved in my sophomore year at Kalamazoo College. My class, Methods of Social Research, required the completion of an ethnography of a sub-culture within the Kalamazoo Community, for which my partner and I chose the main office in the women's shelter at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission. While doing research, I became fascinated with the ways in which the staff attempted to "empower" the women, in an effort to get them back on their feet and re-enter society as fully functioning, productive members. In that it was a Gospel Mission, all of the rehabilitative techniques employed were heavily rooted in religion: the women did things for God, and Jesus Christ was seen as the ultimate enabler.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Anthropology and Sociology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Anthropology and Sociology.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.
dc.titleGod's Work: A Look at Religious and Non-Religious Empowerment Techniques in Social Service Agencies Focusing on The Kalamazoo Gospel Mission and Ministry with Connnunityen_US
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