Valuable Charities, Invaluable Women

Valuable Charities, Invaluable Women

by Lucy Morris
     
 

Charities and nonprofit(NP)organisations are an
accepted feature of Australian civil society. In
2006-07 it was estimated there were 700,000
in the nonprofit sector. The most economically
significant NPs employed 995,000 people.
In 2008, 87% of these were women. This
workforce gender profile has not changed throughout
the sectory's history…  See more details below

Overview

Charities and nonprofit(NP)organisations are an
accepted feature of Australian civil society. In
2006-07 it was estimated there were 700,000
in the nonprofit sector. The most economically
significant NPs employed 995,000 people.
In 2008, 87% of these were women. This
workforce gender profile has not changed throughout
the sectory's history and it has significant
implications for how
care work is conceptualised, valued and included in
broader society, politically, economically and
culturally. This is a feminist critique of women's
experience of working in charities. It explores the
Australian context, feminist philosophy, ethics,
leadership, spirituality, power and business reality
of
charitable work as women's work; with its impact on
the recipients of charitable services. This book
offers an interpretation of the underlying
assumptions of Australian charities' philosophical
constructs, the different role they hold in society
and a feminist perspective of the women's experience
who work within them. Anyone who works with
charities or is researching the sector and its
contribution to Australian life will be interested
in the book

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783639161250
Publisher:
VDM Verlag
Publication date:
06/05/2009
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
0.61(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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