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The Resource Funding philanthropy : Dr. Barnardo's metaphors, narratives and spectacles, Susan Ash, (electronic resource)

Funding philanthropy : Dr. Barnardo's metaphors, narratives and spectacles, Susan Ash, (electronic resource)

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Funding philanthropy : Dr. Barnardo's metaphors, narratives and spectacles
Title
Funding philanthropy
Title remainder
Dr. Barnardo's metaphors, narratives and spectacles
Statement of responsibility
Susan Ash
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Funding Philanthropy investigates Dr Barnardo’s work and philanthropic ‘empire’ as early manifestations of promotional and branding mechanisms in the mid- to late-Victorian period, processes that would seem commonplace by the mid- to late-twentieth century. Barnardo possessed a strategic sense of what would excite people’s interest and pity, as well as a seemingly unfailing capacity to package and promote evangelical philanthropy on behalf of children, the nation and the Empire. Thus, the book explores Barnardo as creative promoter and ‘showman,’ a savvy entrepreneur in an evangelical context that overtly mandated against privileging business principles generally, and the practice of direct appeal specifically. To manage the business of philanthropy, Barnardo operated as narrator, orchestrator, and showman, depending upon artfully constructed bodies, images and stories as imperatives for emotional engagement and collective participation. Funding Philanthropy offers new knowledge to anyone interested in Victorian history, conceptualising children, literary modes, and marketing practices. The book also considers how Barnardo’s conception of charity is closely aligned with principles of unconditional hospitality, precisely at a moment in time when the English were intent on centralising philanthropy and on meting out support according to measures Barnardo regarded as punitive and unchristian. Part One explicates how institutional branding evolved according to the properties associated with the metaphor of the ‘open door’; Part Two elucidates how narrative devices associated with fiction raise both affect and funds; Part Three concentrates on how Barnardo exploited strategies associated with dramatic performance in public spectacles, despite his adamant strictures against the theatre itself. Discussion burrows down to elucidate such events as highly ritualised Annual General Meetings, child picnics, as well as ubiquitous ‘bazaars’ and self-denial drives. Extensive research in Barnardo’s vast archive of periodical publication for children, youth and adults and the wider public press underpin the discursive analysis.--
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Ash, Susan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barnardo, Thomas John
  • Dr Barnardo's Homes
  • Humanitarianism
  • Charities
  • Public welfare
  • London (England)
Label
Funding philanthropy : Dr. Barnardo's metaphors, narratives and spectacles, Susan Ash, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781384329/type/BOOK
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Preface. Part 1 Metaphor : The "open door:" metaphor and promoting the Barnardo brand. Part 2 Narrative : Narrative: raising affect, raising funds -- Dr. Barnardo's "young helpers:" agency, philanthropy and juvenile periodicals -- The "queen of shades" and a "Gothicized" London. Part 3 Spectacle : Barnardo's bazaars: desire and restraint, consumption and self-denial -- "Panoramas" and "living pictures:" Dr. Barnardo's annual meetings. Afterword -- References -- Index
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CR9781781384329
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (259 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781781384329
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1018067415
Label
Funding philanthropy : Dr. Barnardo's metaphors, narratives and spectacles, Susan Ash, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781384329/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Preface. Part 1 Metaphor : The "open door:" metaphor and promoting the Barnardo brand. Part 2 Narrative : Narrative: raising affect, raising funds -- Dr. Barnardo's "young helpers:" agency, philanthropy and juvenile periodicals -- The "queen of shades" and a "Gothicized" London. Part 3 Spectacle : Barnardo's bazaars: desire and restraint, consumption and self-denial -- "Panoramas" and "living pictures:" Dr. Barnardo's annual meetings. Afterword -- References -- Index
Control code
CR9781781384329
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (259 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781781384329
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1018067415

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