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Publications

Books

Edited with Eddy Hogg

The first book of its kind, bringing together a range of experts to review key methodological issues in the study of voluntary action, charitable behaviour and participation in voluntary organisations.

Merging social theory and qualitative research, this book analyses the reality of charity: how the personal benefits of giving get charitable acts to happen, how altruism isn't always what it seems, how bad charity gets overlooked, and how charity symbols are weaponised.

Reflexivity is vital in social research, but there's relatively little advice on how to execute it in practice. This book provides social science researchers with both a strong rationale for the importance of thinking reflexively and a practical guide to doing reflexivity within their research.

Articles

Dean, J. and Wiley, K. (2022) Critical theory, qualitative methods and the non-profit and voluntary sector: An introduction to the special issue. Voluntary Sector Review, 13(1): 11-17.

Dean, J. (2021) Informal volunteering, inequality, and illegitimacy. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 51 (3): 527-44.
Dean, J. (2021) Reflexivity and its limits in the study of social inequalities. Historical Social Research, 46 (2): 178-85.

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Dean, J. (2020) Student perceptions and experiences of charity on social media: The authenticity of offline networks in online giving. Voluntary Sector Review, 11(1): 41-57.

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Bennett, E., Coule, T., Damm, C., Dayson, C., Dean, J. and Macmillan, R. (2019) Civil society strategy: A policy review. Voluntary Sector Review, 10 (2): 213-23.

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Dean, J., Furness, P., Verrier, D., Lennon, H., Bennett, C., and Spencer, S. (2018) Desert island data: An investigation into researcher positionality. Qualitative Research, 18 (3): 273-89. 

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Dean, J. and Wood, R. (2017) ‘You can try to press different emotional buttons’: The conflicts and strategies of eliciting emotions for fundraisers. International journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 22 (4): e1603.

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Dean, J. (2016) Class diversity and youth volunteering in the UK: Applying Bourdieu's habitus and cultural capital. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 45 (1S): 95-113.

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Dean, J. (2016) Recruiting young volunteers in an area of selective education: A qualitative case study. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 37 (4): 643-61.

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Dean, J. (2016) "Submitting love?": A sensory sociology of Southbourne. Qualitative Inquiry, 22 (3): 162-8.

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Dean, J. (2015) Volunteering, the market, and neoliberalism. People, Place and Policy, 9 (2): 139-48.

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Dean, J. (2015) Drawing what homelessness looks like: Using creative visual methods as a tool of critical pedagogy. Sociological Research Online, 20 (1): 2.

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Dean, J. (2014) How structural factors promote instrumental motivations within youth volunteering: A qualitative analysis of volunteer brokerage. Voluntary Sector Review, 5 (2): 231-47.

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Dean, J. (2014) The role of the reflexive self in Mailer’s protests. Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest, 1 (2): 11-26.

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Dean, J. (2013) Manufacturing citizens: The dichotomy between policy and practice in youth volunteering in the UK. Administrative Theory and Praxis, 35 (1): 46-62.

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Breeze, B. and Dean, J. (2012) Pictures of me: User views on their representation in homelessness fundraising appeals. International Journal of Non-profit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 17 (2): 132-143.

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