Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism

Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism

The text encompasses the activities of foundations—prinicpally Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Ford—in the production of culture and the formation of public policy.

Author: Robert F. Arnove


ISBN: STANFORD:36105081555950

Category: Social Science

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Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism is intended as a source book on the origins, workings, and consequences of modern general-purpose foundations. The text encompasses the activities of foundations—prinicpally Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Ford—in the production of culture and the formation of public policy. Particular attention is given to the policies of the big foundations in the fields of education and social science research. The authors write from the perspectives of history, sociology, comparative education, and educational policy studies. Their chapters are based on original research. While the contributors do not share a uniform ideological framework, they do have in common a structural point of view—they examine foundations with regard to their functioning in society. They analyze the implications of foundations' organizational characteristics, modus operandi, and substantive decisions for social control or social change. A distinguishing feature of Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism is its systematic, critical analysis of the sociopolitical consequences of these powerful institutions. A central thesis is that foundations like Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Ford have a corrosive influence on a democratic society; they represent relatively unregulated and unaccountable concentrations of power and wealth which buy talent, promote causes, and, in effect, establish an agenda of what merits society's attention.
Categories: Social Science

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism is a collection of essays by scholars trained in history, sociology and education — most of whom write from a leftist perspective which they trace particularly to the writings of Antonio Gramsci and ...





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Failure of American and Soviet Cultural Imperialism in German Universities 1945 1990

Failure of American and Soviet Cultural Imperialism in German Universities  1945 1990

that cultural imperialism denoted the efforts of one country to undercut another country's culture by imposing its ... Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism: The Foundations at Home and Abroad (Bloomington: Indiana university press, ...

Author: Natalia Tsvetkova

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004252028

Category: Science

Page: 440

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Failure of American and Soviet Cultural Imperialism In German Universities, 1945-1990 shows how and why both American and Soviet policies of the transformation of German universities eventually failed.
Categories: Science

Charity Philanthropy and Civility in American History

Charity  Philanthropy  and Civility in American History

Philanthropists pursued assimilation , a concept based on cultural extinction , rather than mingling the two societies ... as agents of assimilation , to craft enduring and distinctive responses to American cultural imperialism .

Author: Lawrence J. Friedman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052181989X

Category: Business & Economics

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Table of contents
Categories: Business & Economics

Foundations and Public Policy

Foundations and Public Policy

Robert Arnove, ed., Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism (Boston: G. K. Hall, 1980). ... Barry D. Karl and Stanley N. Katz, “The American Private Philanthropic Foun- dation and the Public Sphere: 1890–1930,” Minerva 19 (summer 1981): ...

Author: Joan Roelofs

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791487273

Category: Social Science

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Documents how even progressive foundations serve to reinforce the political status quo.
Categories: Social Science

Foundations for Social Change

Foundations for Social Change

J. D. Anderson, “Philanthropic Control Over Private Higher Education,” in Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism: The Foundations at Home and Abroad, ed. R. F. Arnove (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1980); and also R. F. Arnove, ...

Author: Deborah McCarthy Auriffeille

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742580435

Category: Social Science

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This multi-disciplinary collection blends broad overviews and case studies as well as different theoretical perspectives in a critique of the relationship between United States philanthropic foundations and movements for social change. Scholars and practitioners examine how these foundations support and/or thwart popular social movements and address how philanthropic institutions can be more accountable and democratic in a sophisticated, provocative, and accessible manner. Foundations for Social Change brings together the leading voices on philanthropy and social movements into a single collection and its interdisciplinary approach will appeal to scholars, students, foundation officials, non-profit advocates, and social movement activists.
Categories: Social Science

The Rise of Anti Americanism

The Rise of Anti Americanism

B. Howe, 'The emergence of scientific philanthropy, 1900–1920', in Arnove, Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism, pp. 25–54. F. S. Saunders, Who Paid the Piper?, London: Granta Books, 1999, p. 139. D. Fisher, 'American philanthropy and ...

Author: Brendon O'Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134224463

Category: Political Science

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Is anti-Americanism one of the last respectable prejudices, or are accusations of anti-Americanism a way to silence reasonable criticism of the United States? Is the recent rise in anti-Americanism principally a reaction to President George W. Bush and his administration, or does it reflect a general turn against America and Americans? Have we moved from the American century to the anti-American century, with the United States as the ‘whipping boy’ for a growing range of anxieties? Can the United States recapture the international good will generally extended towards it in the days following 11 September 2001? These key questions are tackled by this new book, which offers the first comprehensive overview of anti-Americanism in the twenty-first century. Examining what is sensibly called anti-Americanism and its principal sources, this study details how the Bush administration has provoked a recent upsurge in anti-Americanism with its stances on a range of issues from the Kyoto Protocol to the war in Iraq. However, the spread of anti-Americanism reflects deeper cultural and political anxieties about Americanization and American global power that will persist beyond the Bush administration. At the heart of much of the recent anti-Americanism is opposition in the Middle East, and elsewhere, to US support of Israel. This crucial issue is explored in depth as is the associated claim of a ‘clash of civilizations’ between Islam and the West and the rise of anti-American terrorism. This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars of American Studies, International Relations and Politics.
Categories: Political Science

Patronizing the Public

Patronizing the Public

American Philanthropy's Transformation of Culture, Communication, and the Humanities William J. Buxton ... as developed in Philanthropy/Cultural Imperialism, could shed light on the historical relation between the ruling class and ...

Author: William J. Buxton

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739138366

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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Patronizing the Public: American Philanthropy's Transformation of Culture, Communication, and the Humanities is the first detailed and comprehensive examination of how American philanthropic foundations have shaped numerous fields, including dance, drama, education, film, film-music, folklore, journalism, local history, museums, radio, television, as well as the performing arts and the humanities in general. Drawing on an impressive range of archival and secondary sources, the chapters in the volume give particular attention to the period from the late 1920s to the late 1970s, a crucial time for the development of philanthropic practice. To this end, it examines how patterns and directions of funding have been based on complex negotiations involving philanthropic family members, elite networks, foundation trustees and officers, cultural workers, academics, state officials, corporate interests, and the general public. By addressing both the contours of philanthropic power as well as the processes through which that power has been enacted, it is hoped that this collection will reinforce and amplify the critical study of philanthropy's history.
Categories: Social Science

Philanthropy and Fundraising in American Higher Education Volume 37 Number 2

Philanthropy and Fundraising in American Higher Education  Volume 37  Number 2

Educational colonialism in Africa: The role of American foundations, 1910–1945. In R. F. Arnove (Ed.), Philanthropy and cultural imperialism: The foundations at home. Boston: G. K. Hall. Berman, E. (1980b). The foundations' role in ...

Author: Noah D. Drezner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118110331

Category: Education

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From gifts of blankets, chickens, and candles to multimillion-dollar gifts and billion-dollar campaigns, voluntary support of American higher education has been part of the American ethos since the founding of the colonial colleges. Peter Dobkin Hall in 1992 noted that "no single force is more responsible for the emergence of the modern university in America than giving by individuals and foundations." Institutions are turning to private giving to meet budgetary demands. This book provides a review of the philanthropy and fundraising literature and addresses the impact of philanthropy on American higher education, the theoretical under-pinnings and motivations for voluntary support, and a comprehensive look at the mechanics of fundraising.
Categories: Education

Globalization Philanthropy and Civil Society

Globalization  Philanthropy  and Civil Society

Toward a New Political Culture in the Twenty-First Century Soma Hewa, Darwin Stapleton. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY The editors ... Arnove , R. F. , Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism , Indiana University Press , Bloomington , 1982 .

Author: Soma Hewa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387261486

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Examines complex and diverse links between philanthropy, civil society and globalization as a single theme that goes beyond standard economic interpretations Has the potential to generate interest among a wider audience of academics, public policy makers and administrators in the field of philanthropy, civil society and globalization
Categories: Social Science