Learning as Social Exchange in City Year London: Action towards an image of greatness

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    Abstract

    Learning as Social Exchange in City Year London: Action towards an image of greatness contributes to the growing field of research on social entrepreneurship. The thesis is the result of an interesting, anthropological study of a social voluntary organisation, City Year London, a British affiliate of an American charity. Young volunteers were followed in their daily activities working as mentors for public primary school children, and the interaction between staff and volunteers in City Year London were observed. Also, interviews with both volunteers and staff were carried out. The thesis explores the empirical findings applying an understanding of learning as social exchange of value. The rich empirical data has led to analyses that draw on and contribute to economic anthropology, learning theories and social entrepreneurship.
    Translated title of the contributionLæring som social udveksling i City Year London: Handling mod et billede af storhed
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherRoskilde Universitet
    Number of pages293
    ISBN (Print)978-87-91387-79-1
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2015

    Keywords

    • Learning
    • Voluntary organisations
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Economic anthropology
    • Educational Anthropology
    • Innovation
    • Entrepreneurial competence

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