Philanthropy and sociology : a logical pairing

Scaife, Wendy A. & Williamson, Alexandra (2014) Philanthropy and sociology : a logical pairing. NEXUS - Newsletter of The Australian Sociaological Association.


In philanthropic studies we hear about a growing academic discipline of ‘philanthropic psychology’ but arguably there is an equal role for ‘philanthropic sociology’, both from a research and a teaching perspective. This commentary begins by noting the early links between philanthropy and sociology. It then introduces a few Australian studies that show how sociology is enriching an understanding of philanthropy, its institutions and its place in society.

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ID Code: 68137
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: Philanthropy, Sociology
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology not elsewhere classified (160899)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2014 23:01
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 00:41

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