Women, Philanthropy and Civil Society (2001)

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Publishing information: 
Kathleen D. McCarthy (ed). Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001

This collection of essays covers a wide geographical area – from Ireland to Australia via France, Norway, Egypt, India, South Korea and Brazil – and a historical period stretching back to the sixteenth century. Contributors discuss how the giving of money and time by women has shaped civil society, political cultures as well as the lives of female donors and volunteers.

  • Civil society
  • History of philanthropy
  • Understanding philanthropy
  • Women's Philanthropy