Female philanthropy was at the heart of transformative thinking about society and the role of individuals in the interwar period. In Britain, in the aftermath of the First World War, the emergence of professionalization; the authority of the social sciences; mass democracy; internationalism; and new media sounded the end of elite practices of benevolence.
Academic Eve Colpus tells a new story about a world in which female philanthropists reshaped personal models of charity for modern projects of social connectedness, and new forms of cultural and political encounter. Centring the stories of four remarkable British-born women - Evangeline Booth; Lettice Fisher; Emily Kinnaird; and Muriel Paget - Colpus recaptures the breadth of the social, cultural and political influence of women's philanthropy upon practices of social activism.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Year published: 2019
Book type: Paperback, 312 pages
Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm
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