What's Love Got to Do with It? A Critical Look at American Charity

ISBN-10: 1565846370

ISBN-13: 9781565846371

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: David Wagner

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List price: $20.95
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 9/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

David Wagner is Professor of Social Work and Sociology at the University of Southern Maine and author of five previous books including the C. Wright Mills award-winning Checkerboard Square: Culture and Resistance in a Homeless Community and most recently, The Poorhouse: America's Forgotten Institution.

Introduction: Charity as an American "Glorifying Myth"
American Altruism and Repressive Benevolence
Charity, Philanthropy, and the Indian: Overlooked Aspects of Genocide
Charity and the Poor: "Not Alms, but a Friend"
The Surprising Success of Charity as Symbolism
The Symbolic Appeal of Christian Charity
Philanthropy: For the Greater Glory of the Rich
The Sanctified Sector: The "Nonprofit"
Incorporating the Critics: Clients, Social Movements, and the "Contract State"
Moving beyond Cliches
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