Women, philanthropy and imperialism in nineteenth-century Britain
Richardson, Sarah (2008) Women, philanthropy and imperialism in nineteenth-century Britain. In: Gilbert, Helen and Tiffin, Chris, (eds.) Burden or benefit? : imperial benevolence and its legacies. Philanthropic and nonprofit studies . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 90-103. ISBN 9780253350770Full text not available from this repository.
In the name of benevolence, philanthropy, and humanitarian aid, individuals, groups, and nations have sought to assist others and to redress forms of suffering and deprivation. Yet, the inherent imbalances of power between the giver and the recipient of this benevolence have called into question the motives and rationale for such assistance. This volume examines the evolution of the ideas and practices of benevolence, chiefly in the context of British imperialism, from the late 18th century to the present.The authors consider more than a dozen examples of practical and theoretical benevolence from the anti-slavery movement of the late 18th century to such modern activities as refugee asylum in Europe, opposition to female genital mutilation in Africa, fund raising for charities, and restoring the wetlands in southern, post-Saddam Iraq. The book offers a complex and nuanced study of benevolence that avoids simple moralistic judgments while exploring a range of ethical, political, social, and cultural issues linked with benevolent pursuits and policies.
|Item Type:||Book Item|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Series Name:||Philanthropic and nonprofit studies|
|Publisher:||Indiana University Press|
|Place of Publication:||Bloomington|
|Book Title:||Burden or benefit? : imperial benevolence and its legacies|
|Editor:||Gilbert, Helen and Tiffin, Chris|
|Number of Pages:||229|
|Page Range:||pp. 90-103|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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