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Conclusion: A Philosophy of Social Welfare

Jose Harris

in William Beveridge: A Biography

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206859
eISBN:
9780191677335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206859.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

To conclude, Beveridge played a significant part in moulding the institutions of modern Britain over the 19th and early 20th centuries. He combined in his own person the roles of social scientist and ... More


Zwingli: Theologian and Reformer

W. P. Stephens

in Zwingli: An Introduction to His Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263630
eISBN:
9780191682629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263630.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses some of the characteristics in Zwingli's work as a reformer and some of the emphases in his thought. Two of the most notable characteristics of his theology are that it is ... More


William Beveridge: A Biography

Jose Harris

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206859
eISBN:
9780191677335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206859.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This new and revised edition of this text remains the only documented biography of the most influential social reformer of the 20th century. In Britain and Europe the Beveridge Plan of 1942 is still ... More


Introduction

in Germans into Jews: Remaking the Jewish Social Body in the Weimar Republic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757119
eISBN:
9780804771405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757119.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the present book, which is about the Weimar Jewish paradox. It traces how social workers and physicians, lay people and religious leaders transformed ... 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


America's National Game

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Jewish Americans' participation in baseball games in the U.S. during the first half of the 20th century. Though basketball remained the most popular participatory team sport, ... More


Ethics in Hinduism

M.V. Nadkarni

in Ethics For Our Times: Essays in Gandhian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198073864
eISBN:
9780199082162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073864.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the place of ethics in Hinduism. It shows that though Hinduism has shown a strong inclination to metaphysics and spiritualism, it has certainly not ignored ethics. It explains ... More


The Darkening City, 1850–1920

in American Sunshine: Diseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226262819
eISBN:
9780226262833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226262833.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the reformers in New York city. The perception that darkness was a problem in the maintenance of morals, health, and property values was growing. Blackened skies had begun ... More


Among the Early Socialists

Jonathan Beecher

in Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222977
eISBN:
9780520924727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222977.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Victor Considerant's relationship with other early socialists in France. It explains that during the 1840s, radical social reformers were divided into sectarian movements, each ... More


“A Missing Sense of Maleness”: Male Heterosexuality, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, and the Crisis of American Masculinity

Miriam G. Reumann

in American Sexual Character: Sex, Gender, and National Identity in the Kinsey Reports

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238350
eISBN:
9780520930049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238350.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Kinsey's study encouraged a national referendum on sexual behavior, prompted new research on related topics, and provided ammunition for social reformers of all stripes. The report also affected ... More


Eugene Kinckle Jones: The National Urban League and Black Social Work, 1910-1940

Felix L. Armfield

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036583
eISBN:
9780252093623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036583.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A leading African American intellectual of the early twentieth century, Eugene Kinckle Jones (1885–1954) was instrumental in professionalizing black social work in America. In his role as executive ... More


Changing of the Guard

Felix L. Armfield

in Eugene Kinckle Jones: The National Urban League and Black Social Work, 1910-1940

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036583
eISBN:
9780252093623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036583.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Eugene Kinckle Jones's resignation from the position of executive secretary of the Urban League in 1940 and his assumption of the title of general secretary until 1950, as well ... More


Social engineering versus democracy

Bryan Fanning

in Three Roads to the Welfare State: Liberalism, Social Democracy and Christian Democracy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781447360322
eISBN:
9781447360353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447360322.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter highlights how the power of experts and technocrats — those who saw themselves as best qualified to govern — continued to vie with a commitment to government by democratic means. The ... More


Devotion and Dissent*: Rāmānuja as a ‘Social Reformer’

Ranjeeta Dutta

in From Hagiographies to Biographies: Ramanuja in Tradition and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092292
eISBN:
9780199082926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092292.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses how the Śrīvaiṣṇava hagiographical narratives on Rāmānuja treated the issues of social hierarchy. The ways in which these issues travelled through many layers of history to ... More


Retrenchment

David Koistinen

in Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049076
eISBN:
9780813046983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049076.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

One response to deindustrialization in New England was a campaign by corporate interests to roll back social legislation and cut business taxes and government spending. The effort is known here as ... More


Epilogue

Matthew J. Grow

in "Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136104
eISBN:
9780300153262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136104.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the death of Thomas L. Kane in December 1883. It explains that eulogies in various papers reveal the perceptions of Kane as an heroic social reformer and that he was even ... More


Ethics in Hinduism

M.V. Nadkarni

in Ethics for Our Times: Essays in Gandhian Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199450534
eISBN:
9780199083022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450534.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the place of ethics in Hinduism. It shows that though Hinduism has shown a strong inclination to metaphysics and spiritualism, it has certainly not ignored ethics. It explains ... More


From Hagiographies to Biographies: Ramanuja in Tradition and History

Ranjeeta Dutta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092292
eISBN:
9780199082926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092292.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Rāmānuja, a well-known religious figure of the medieval bhakti tradition, is remembered as a philosopher, social reformer, and also as the most important ācārya of the Śrīvaiṣṇava community of South ... More


Jamnalal Bajaj

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672039
eISBN:
9780199081417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses Mahatma Gandhi’s relationship with industrialist Jamnalal Bajaj who had a natural aversion to politics. He became close to Gandhi because Gandhi seemed to him, as to most other ... More


Restaging Transgressive Commensality

Jon Keune

in Shared Devotion, Shared Food: Equality and the Bhakti-Caste Question in Western India

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197574836
eISBN:
9780197574867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197574836.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter follows the two stories discussed in Chapter 5 into the 20th century, considering how they were represented in plays and films. Three main factors reshaped how the stories appeared on ... More


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