Women, Philanthropy, and Civil Society

Women, Philanthropy, and Civil Society

by Kathleen D. McCarthy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253339189

ISBN-13: 9780253339188

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Indiana University Press

This volume, which grows out of a research project on women and philanthropy sponsored by the Center for the Study of Philanthropy at the City University of New York, expands our understanding of female beneficence in shaping diverse political and religious cultures. Each contributor examines the role of philanthropy—the giving of time, money, and/or

Overview

This volume, which grows out of a research project on women and philanthropy sponsored by the Center for the Study of Philanthropy at the City University of New York, expands our understanding of female beneficence in shaping diverse political and religious cultures. Each contributor examines the role of philanthropy—the giving of time, money, and/or valuables for public benefit—in shaping nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), civil society, and women’s political culture worldwide.

The essays in Women, Philanthropy, and Civil Society illustrate the extent to which government, the market, religion, colonialism, and feminism have shaped the role of female philanthropy and philanthropists in different national settings. By shifting the focus from organizations to donors and volunteers, the authors assess the relative importance of each of these factors in creating opportunities for citizen participation, as well as the role of female philanthropy in opening a space for women in the public sphere.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253339188
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Introduction/Kathleen D. McCarthy

1. Women and Philanthropy in Nineteenth-Century Ireland/Maria Luddy
2. Women and Philanthropy in France: From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries/Evelyne Diebolt
3. Women and Philanthropy in Brazil: An Overview/Leilah Landim
4. The Norwegian Voluntary Sector and Civil Society in Transition: Women as a Catalyst of Deep-Seated Change/Per Selle
5. Women and Philanthropy in Colonial and Post-Colonial Australia/Shurlee Swain
6. Parallel Power Structures, Invisible Careers, and the Changing Nature of American Jewish Women's Philanthropy/Susan M. Chambré
7. Women and Philanthropy in Egypt/Amani Kandil
8. An Islamic Activist in Interwar Egypt/Beth Baron
9. Women and Philanthropy in Palestinian and Egyptian Societies: The Contributions of Islamic Thought and the Strategy of National Survival/Ghada Hashem Talhami
10. Women and Philanthropy in India/Pushpa Sundar
11. Women and Philanthropy in South Korea from a Non-Western Perspective/Hye Kyung Lee

Notes on Contributors

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