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Female medical care: a new professional learning space, 1865–90

Tim Allender

in Learning Femininity In Colonial India, 1820-1932

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085796
eISBN:
9781526104298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085796.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The activism of female missionaries created new networks where limited forms of Western femininity and feminism could engage with Indian communities. Rather than the classroom, these networks were ... More


Diaspora Philanthropy: The Case of Sikhs Giving Back to Punjab

Verne A. Dusenbery and Darshan S. Tatla

in Sikhism in Global Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter investigates the philanthropy of contemporary Sikh diaspora in Punjab, a practice of giving that goes back to the earliest decades of Sikh migration from Punjab. Overseas Sikhs have ... More


Academic Activism: Social Science and Social Reform in Progressive-Era Chicago

Anya Jabour

in Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women's Activism in Modern America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042676
eISBN:
9780252051524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042676.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 4 examines Breckinridge’s participation in social reform in the Progressive era. In conjunction with Jane Addams and other women reformers associated with Hull House, Breckinridge advocated ... More


The Other Chicago School: The School of Social Service Administration

Anya Jabour

in Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women's Activism in Modern America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042676
eISBN:
9780252051524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042676.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 5 details Breckinridge’s collaboration with Edith Abbott at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, exploring the pair’s distinctive approach to the ... More


Madam C. J. Walker and African American Philanthropy in the Twenty-First Century

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

in Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043451
eISBN:
9780252052330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

The epilogue examines the presence of Walker’s style of giving among African American donors of the twenty-first century, from Oprah Winfrey to the millions of black churchwomen, clubwomen, and ... More


At home in the Ottoman Empire: humanitarianism and the Victorian diplomat

Michelle Tusan

in The Cultural Construction of the British World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097898
eISBN:
9781526104403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the world of the Victorian diplomat through the life and work of Austen Henry Layard and his circle in Constantinople. Best known for his excavations of Assyrian artifacts at ... More


Jane Welsh Carlyle: Living With Genius(1)

William W. J. Knox

in Lives of Scottish Women: Women and Scottish Society 1800–1980

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624096
eISBN:
9780748672264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624096.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Explores through Eliza Wigham's life the public life of women and chronicles the origin and development of the women's movement in Scotland.


Beyond the Kirk Session: Mixed Economies of Relief

John McCallum

in Poor Relief and the Church in Scotland, 1560-1650

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474427272
eISBN:
9781474453929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427272.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

While the focus in the previous two sections is on the formal relief system operated by the church in the localities, on the poor who received relief, and on the relationship between them, the final ... More


Altruism and the Monks of Thelema: Ideals and Realities

Geoffrey A. C. Ginn (ed.)

in Walter Besant: The Business of Literature and the Pleasures of Reform

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620351
eISBN:
9781789623901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620351.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The central concerns of Besant’s philanthropic novels of the 1880s were anticipated in 1878’s The Monks of Thelema: An Invention, his first sustained foray into social commentary. Although largely ... More


Paperwork and Philanthropy: Dickens’s Involvement in Metropolitan Improvement

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

in Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Dickensian afterlives in nineteenth-century philanthropic works alongside an investigation of Dickens’s personal involvement in a scheme to improve London’s provision of housing ... More


The Shanghai Artist in Advertising and Mass Media

Roberta Wue

in Art Worlds: Artists, Images, and Audiences in Late Nineteenth-Century Shanghai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208463
eISBN:
9789888313280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208463.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

Examines the relationships between Shanghai artists and their public and the establishment of these relationships through Shanghai’s growing mass media outlets. By exploiting the city’s burgeoning ... More


Rebecca Kobrin and Adam Teller (eds.), Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 351 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0048
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History (2015), edited by Rebecca Kobrin and Adam Teller. Purchasing Power is a collection of essays that offers a wide ... More


Who are you swimming for?

Karen Throsby

in Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the relationship between marathon swimming and charitable fundraising. The chapter argues that the act of swimming for charity is a readily intelligible and sincerely intended ... More


The folk industry

Trish Winter and Simon Keegan-Phipps

in Performing Englishness: Identity and politics in a contemporary folk resurgence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097300
eISBN:
9781781708699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097300.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The first of the three chapters that make up Part I (Contemporary English Folk), this chapter explores the specific relationships between the current resurgence of the English folk arts and matters ... More


Why Give Away Your Wealth? An Analysis of the Billionaires’ View

Jana Sadeh, Mirco Tonin, and Michael Vlassopoulos

in Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035651
eISBN:
9780262337915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035651.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

We explore what motivates the philanthropic activity of extremely wealthy individuals and families. We focus on a recent large-scale philanthropic initiative by billionaires, the Giving Pledge, a ... More


Fifty years ahead of its time? The provident dispensaries movement in Manchester, 1871–85

Martin Hewitt

in People, Places and Identities: Themes in British Social and Cultural History, 1700s-1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719090356
eISBN:
9781526124081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090356.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Martin Hewitt’s chapter on the history of the provident dispensary movement, initiated in the 1870s by the social reformer, Dr John Watts asks why provident dispensaries, unlike the Hospital Funds ... More


“No Day without a Deed to Crown It”: Childhood, Empire, and the Ministering Children’s League

David M. Pomfret

in Meeting Place: Encounters across Cultures in Hong Kong, 1841-1984

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390847
eISBN:
9789888455010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390847.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Ministering Children’s League was founded in Britain in 1885 with the aim of cultivating among children of the rich a desire to feel empathy with the poor and suffering. Examining the work of the ... More


‘Out of its torpid misery’: Plotting Passivity in Margaret Harkness’s A City Girl

Lisa C. Robertson

in Home and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Literary London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474457880
eISBN:
9781474490818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457880.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines Margaret Harkness’s novel A City Girl (1887). It describes the emergence of the Model Dwellings Movement, and considers Harkness’s time living in a model dwelling in London’s ... More


‘Twenty girls in my attic’: Spatial and Spiritual Conversion in L. T. Meade’s A Princess of the Gutter

Lisa C. Robertson

in Home and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Literary London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474457880
eISBN:
9781474490818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457880.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines L.T. Meade’s A Princess of the Gutter (1895). This novel integrates generic conventions of romance and realism in order to engage in contemporary debates about the settlement ... More


‘He saw the city and wept’: the Manchester and Salford Methodist Mission, 1910–60

Angela Connelly

in Culture in Manchester: Institutions and urban change since 1850

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090387
eISBN:
9781781707128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090387.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This essay contests the general view, based on the processes of secularisation rooted in the nineteenth century, that religion and its moral teachings were incompatible with the modern city. Angela ... More


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