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A conversation

Zoltan J. Acs

in Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148625
eISBN:
9781400846818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148625.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book examines the interplay between entrepreneurship and philanthropy, on the one hand, and wealth creation and opportunity, on the other. Using historical and institutional evidence, it traces ... More


The Emigration Business

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine

in Migration and Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199250936
eISBN:
9780191594847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250936.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Decisions to migrate, by UK and all other empire migrants, were heavily influenced by information (and sometimes misinformation) about destinations, both from personal sources and from entrepreneurs, ... More


The New Fundraisers: Who Organises Charitable Giving in Contemporary Society?

Beth Breeze

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447325000
eISBN:
9781447325314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325000.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This book is the first academic study of the profession of fundraising in the UK. Fundraising is an essential yet largely invisible career, despite its growing importance during a period of extensive ... More


‘The Simple Annals of the Poor’: Biographies of Humble Men

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter looks in detail at one of the many ways in which the contemporary interest in ‘hidden’ lives took form: through biographies of working‐class men. The chapter begins with an overview of ... More


From Reformation to Improvement: Public Welfare in Early Modern England

Paul Slack

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206613
eISBN:
9780191677243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206613.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

Between the early 16th and the early 18th centuries, the character of English social policy and social welfare changed fundamentally. Aspirations for wholesale reformation were replaced by more ... More


The American Santa Claus

Penne L. Restad

in Christmas in America: A History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109801
eISBN:
9780199854073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109801.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Indeed Christmas would not be Christmas if the most famous man in the Yuletide Season is not available to deliver gifts to children. This man is of course Santa Claus. This chapter discusses the ... More


A Mind Is a Wonderful Thing to Invest In: Philanthropy and the New York City Public Schools

Amy Brown

in A Good Investment?: Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691128
eISBN:
9781452952383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691128.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter places the ethnography into the context of a political economy of urban school reform in New York City. It critiques the popular documentaries Waiting for “Superman” (Guggenheim 2010) ... More


Domestic Biography: The Legacy of Evangelicalism in Four Nineteenth-Century Families

Christopher Tolley

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206514
eISBN:
9780191677182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206514.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This book examines the writing of biography in four Victorian families: the Macaulays, Stephens, Thorntons, and Wilberforces. Their fathers had been members of the prominent group of evangelicals and ... More


The Disinherited Society: A Personal View of Social Responsibility in Liverpool During the Twentieth Century

Margaret Simey

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238003
eISBN:
9781846317354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317354
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The early years of the twentieth century saw the emergence in Liverpool of a unique vision of what it might mean to be a citizen in an urban democracy. This owed its inspiration to the coming ... More


The Debate on Working-Class Education

Lawrence Goldman

in Dons and Workers: Oxford and Adult Education since 1850

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205753
eISBN:
9780191676765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205753.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The issues of strategy, content, and control of workers' education which animated this exchange of views were at the heart of an almost simultaneous controversy within Oxford itself in the immediate ... More


The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Carol Watts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book argues that the Seven Years' War (1756–63) produced an intense historical consciousness within British cultural life regarding the boundaries of belonging to community, family and nation. ... More


The War Come Home: Disabled Veterans in Britain and Germany, 1914-1939

Deborah Cohen

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220089
eISBN:
9780520923522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220089.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Disabled veterans were the First World War's most conspicuous legacy. Nearly eight million men in Europe returned from the First World War permanently disabled by injury or disease. This book offers ... More


Beatrice (Potter) Webb

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Beatrice (Potter) Webb, a slum explorer and philanthropist. Born to a wealthy Gloucestershire businessman and his wife who were involved with the Charity Organization Society ... More


Hybrid Voices: The Famine and Jiangnan Activism

Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley

in Tears from Iron: Cultural Responses to Famine in Nineteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253025
eISBN:
9780520934221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253025.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Among all the observers of the Incredible Famine, it was Chinese philanthropists and journalists in Shanghai and other cities in the wealthy Jiangnan region whose perspectives on the disaster were ... More


Science in the Service of Children, 1893-1935

Alice Smuts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108972
eISBN:
9780300128475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108972.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book presents a history of the development of child study during the early part of the twentieth century. Most nineteenth-century scientists deemed children unsuitable subjects for study, and ... More


Conclusion: The new fundraisers

Beth Breeze

in The New Fundraisers: Who Organises Charitable Giving in Contemporary Society?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447325000
eISBN:
9781447325314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325000.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

The concluding chapter suggests that we are witnessing the emergence of ‘The New Fundraisers’ who exist in a necessarily complementary relationship with ‘The New Philanthropists’, said to typify the ... More


Thinking inside the Box: Moritz contra Philanthropism

Elliott Schreiber

in The Topography of Modernity: Karl Philipp Moritz and the Space of Autonomy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451782
eISBN:
9780801466014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451782.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

At the end of his eight-year career as a schoolteacher, Moritz formulated an incisive critique of Philanthropism and of the tenets of Enlightenment epistemology in which it is grounded. This chapter ... More


Introduction: Three Movements, One Goal

Alice Boardman Smuts

in Science in the Service of Children, 1893-1935

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108972
eISBN:
9780300128475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108972.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores how female reformers, together with scientists and philanthropists, succeeded in launching the child sciences as we know them today. Unlike the establishment of the adult sciences ... More


The problem of riches: is philanthropy a solution or part of the problem?

Beth Breeze

in Social Policy Review 20: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2008

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420763
eISBN:
9781447303473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter is a response to the call for research agenda focusing on the ‘problem of riches’. It suggests that the topic of philanthropy fits within this agenda yet is under-researched in the ... More


Translating Mission Into Mission-Relevant Outcomes

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter outlines the first four (of seven) steps by which philanthropists put Relentless Monetization into action, using the Robin Hood Foundation as an example. The first step is to adopt a ... More


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