Going Public:  Civic and Community Engagement

Title

Going Public: Civic and Community Engagement

Role

Edited by Hiram E. Fitzgerald and Judith Primavera

Files

Document Type

Book

Description/Summary

The terms “civic engagement” and “community engagement” have various definitions, but they are united by the sense that individuals who are civically engaged not only are concerned about the quality of life in their communities but also take action to improve conditions for the common good. In the United States, to be civically engaged means to actively participate in a civil democratic society. Going Public examines programs related to civic engagement and the ways in which faculty and students participate in communities in order to improve them. Engagement scholarship is a scholarship of action, a scholarship of practice that takes place both in and with the community. Within the framework of this new scholarship, the mission of the academy does not begin and end with intellectual discovery and fact-finding. Rather, the academy joins forces with the community, and together they use their knowledge and resources to address pressing social, civic, economic, and moral problems. Each chapter in this book tells a unique story of community engagement and the scholarship of practice in a diverse range of settings, documenting successes and failures, the unintended consequences, and the questions yet to be answered. -- Publisher description.

ISBN

9781611860894

Publication Date

2013

Publication Information

Hiram E. Fitzgerald and Judith Primavera, Eds. (2013) Going Public: Civic and Community Engagement. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.

Comments

Copyright 2013 Michigan State University Press