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Citizenship in Practice: Poverty Reduction and Self-Help Groups
Published in SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
2014
Volume: 49
   
Issue: 4
Pages: 442 - 456
Abstract
Citizenship is essentially about membership in society which enables citizens to participate in the affairs of their community on roughly equal terms and culturally enjoins upon them to collectively surmount their commonly felt problems, such as poverty. The role of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) should be understood in this context. Through observation and conversation-analysis methods, this paper studies two SHGs in India: the successful one practiced citizenship, envisaged a sense of community and made progress towards capacity building and empowerment, especially pertaining to education, health and sanitation. It concludes that in developing countries, citizens acquire the appropriate virtues through participation in the programmes linked with their vision of well-being and thus strengthen the cause of citizenship.
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JournalData powered by TypesetJournal of Asian and African Studies
PublisherData powered by TypesetSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
ISSN0021-9096