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This book, the first long-range history of the voluntary sector in Australia and the first internationally to compare philanthropy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in a settler society, explores how the race and gender ideologies embedded in philanthropy contributed to the construction of Australia's welfare state.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book, the first long-range history of the voluntary sector in Australia and the first internationally to compare philanthropy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in a settler society, explores how the race and gender ideologies embedded in philanthropy contributed to the construction of Australia's welfare state.
Autorenporträt
Anne O'Brien is an Associate Professor of History at the University of New South Wales, Australia. She has published widely in the fields of welfare, religion and women's and gender history. Her most recent monograph is God's Willing workers: Women and religion in Australia (2005).
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'In this timely, thoughtful, and deeply knowledgeable book, Anne O'Brien provides us with a much-needed long picture of modern philanthropy and welfare. She has deftly woven Indigenous and non?Indigenous histories together, in an exemplary study of great scope and significance.' - Alison Bashford, Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History, University of Cambridge, UK