Telethons : spectacle, disability, and the business of charity / Paul K. Longmore
- Longmore, Paul K.
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Charity Professionals: Ambivalent Generosity and the New Business of Philanthropy -- 2.Neither Public nor Private: Telethons in the US Health and Welfare System -- 3.The Hidden Politics of Telethons: Where Volunteerism, Government, and Business Meet -- 4."They've Got a Good Thing with Us and We've Got a Good Thing with Them": Telethons and Cause-Related Marketing -- 5.Givers and Takers: Conspicuous Contribution and a Distinctly American Moral Community -- 6.Dignity Thieves: Greed, Generosity, and Objects of Charity -- 7.Suffering as Spectacle: Pity, Pathos, and Ideology -- 8."Look at Us We're Walking": Cure-Seekers, Invalids, and Overcomers -- 9.American and Un-American Bodies: Searching for Fitness through Technology and Sport -- 10.Smashing Icons: Gender, Sexuality, and Disability -- 11."Heaven's Special Child": The Making of Poster Children -- 12.Family Burdens: Parents, Children, and Disability -- 13.Jerry's Kids Grow Up: Disability Rights Activists and Telethons.
- Marshaling two decades' worth of painstaking research, Paul Longmore's book provides the first cultural history of the telethon, charting its rise and profiling the key figures - philanthropists, politicians, celebrities, corporate sponsors and recipients - involved.
- 9780190262105 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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