Relational Work in the Struggle Against Poverty: Balancing Scholarly Critiques and Emancipatory Practices in the Nonprofit Sector

@article{Jindra2019RelationalWI,
  title={Relational Work in the Struggle Against Poverty: Balancing Scholarly Critiques and Emancipatory Practices in the Nonprofit Sector},
  author={Michael A. Jindra and Bowen Paulle and Ines W. Jindra},
  journal={Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly},
  year={2019},
  volume={49},
  pages={160 - 179}
}
Among antipoverty nonprofit organizations (NPOs), a significant shift back to “relational work” has been occurring. This form of human services connotes strong bonds and durable engagement with clients on major life changes. Critics have associated such efforts with paternalistic and disciplinary regimes reinforcing broader neoliberal trends. Perhaps now, with mounting pressures toward (narrow) professionalization among nonprofits, these illuminating critiques can usefully be paired with… 

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