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Rockefeller philanthropy and modern social science [electronic resource] /
by David L. Seim.
imprint
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2013.
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ix, 265 p.
ISBN
9781848933910
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Book
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London : Pickering & Chatto, 2013.
isbn
9781848933910
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
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10784253
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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Making use of untapped resources, Seim looks at the impact of the Rockefellers, viewed through the lens of their philanthropic support of social science from 1890-1940.
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Making extensive use of untapped archival resources, Seim looks at the impact of the Rockefellers, as viewed through the lens of their philanthropic support of social science between 1890 and 1940. Focusing specifically on the work of two institutions – the Rockefeller Foundation and the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial – Seim connects the family's business success with its philanthropic enterprizes. In contrast to previous research into Rockefeller philanthropies, Seim argues that John D Rockefeller and his son donated great sums of money neither from an ulterior desire to change the direction of research, nor from a wholly charitable stance, but instead because of their desire to explore the role of profitable business within the parameters of government and society.
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Business and Economics, Labour History and American Studies
Main Description
Making extensive use of untapped archival resources, Seim looks at the impact of the Rockefellers, as viewed through the lens of their philanthropic support of social science between 1890 and 1930. Focusing specifically on the work of two institutions - the Rockefeller Foundation and the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial - Seim connects the family's business success with its philanthropic enterprises.In contrast to previous research into Rockefeller philanthropies, Seim argues that John D Rockefeller and his son donated great sums of money neither from an ulterior desire to change the direction of research, nor from a wholly charitable stance, but instead because of their desire to explore the role of profitable business within the parameters of government and society.
Main Description
Making extensive use of untapped archival resources, Seim looks at the impact of the Rockefellers, as viewed through the lens of their philanthropic support of social science between 1890 and 1940. Focusing specifically on the work of two institutions - the Rockefeller Foundation and the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial - Seim connects the family's business success with its philanthropic enterprizes.In contrast to previous research into Rockefeller philanthropies, Seim argues that John D Rockefeller and his son donated great sums of money neither from an ulterior desire to change the direction of research, nor from a wholly charitable stance, but instead because of their desire to explore the role of profitable business within the parameters of government and society.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Rockefeller Philanthropy and Social Science
Inundating Requests and the Founding of a Great University, 1890s-1910s
The Idea of Philanthropic Support of Social Research, 1900s-1910s
New Principles for Philanthropic Support of Social Research, 1914-1922
The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial and its Initial Support of Psychological and Social Research, 1918-1928
The Memorial and Research Centres, 1922-1928
The Memorial and Regional Research Fields, 1922-1928
The Memorial and National Research Fields, 1922-1928
The Memorial, Research Institutes and Boundaries of Social Science, 1922-1928
The Rockefeller Foundation and the Creation of a 'General Progamme' in Social Science, 1928-1933
The Rockefeller Foundation and the 'New Progamme' in Social Science, 1933-1940
Conclusion
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