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National Reunification and Family Meetings

Elise Prébin

in Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760260
eISBN:
9780814764961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760260.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the significance of the Korean War in the overall biography of South Korea's transnational adoptees and how television made it possible for transnational adoptees to be ... More


Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity

Paul K. Longmore

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262075
eISBN:
9780190262105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262075.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Telethons occupied a central, underappreciated place in postwar US history. The yearly programs offered front-row seats to something much bigger than a kitschy parade of prominent celebrities and ... More


“They’ve Got a Good Thing with Us and We’ve Got a Good Thing with Them”: Telethons and Cause-Related Marketing

Paul K. Longmore

Catherine Kudlick (ed.)

in Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262075
eISBN:
9780190262105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262075.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter explores the many ways that telethons and large American corporations enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship. The telethons received huge donations from leading corporate executives ... More


Dignity Thieves: Greed, Generosity, and Objects of Charity

Paul K. Longmore

Catherine Kudlick (ed.)

in Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262075
eISBN:
9780190262105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262075.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Telethons ended up tainting the civic-mindedness they claimed to renew by promoting the materialism and self-centeredness they promised to exorcise. Even while they called on viewers’ sympathy, they ... More


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