Geneva's philanthropists around 1900: a field made of distinctive but interconnected social groups

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_A7A963A903DD
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Geneva's philanthropists around 1900: a field made of distinctive but interconnected social groups
Périodique
Continuity and Change
Auteur(s)
David  Thomas, Heiniger  Alix, Bühlmann  Felix
ISSN
0268-4160
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
05/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
31
Numéro
1
Pages
127-159
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This article analyses the social profile of Geneva's philanthropists around 1900. It shows that, contrary to what the literature on philanthropy argues, philanthropists belonged to varied social groups defined by diverse forms of capital (economic, social and cultural) and were involved in philanthropic activities related to their social status. Together, those philanthropists formed a social field. They were connected to each other and even needed to collaborate on specific issues. The article argues that interconnections between actors reinforced their social position. By examining this field through both quantitative and qualitative methods, the article highlights relationships and ties between actors and shows how they collaborated on the basis of commonly held principles.
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