Our Dear “American Friends”

Anne Monier’s book “Our Dear”American Friends" has been released on the 11th of Septembre at Presses Universitaires de France, Paris.
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At a time of economic crisis, budget cuts and public service transformations, many French cultural institutions are encouraged to raise funds, in France but also abroad, and particularly...

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Philanthropy and the State in France: our Genèses articles published in English on HistPhil

Please go read on HistPhil (Anglo-Saxon reference site for philanthropy research) a synthesis, in English, of the articles we published in Genèses.
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Anne Monier, “The role of social capital in transnational elite philanthropy: the example of the American Friends of French cultural institutions”

Anne Monier, “The role of social capital in transnational elite philanthropy: the example of the American Friends of French cultural institutions”, Socio-Economic Review, Volume 16, Issue 2, 1 April 2018, Pages 387–410
As elites can be defined as those with power and resources, this study focuses on one of these resources—social capital—in a...

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The forgotten people of the American dream

While the “American dream” keeps its power of attraction, Nicolas Duvoux has undertaken an ethnographic survey of philanthropic foundations and associations that try to overcome the decay of poor and minority neighborhoods of a major metropolis in the north of the United States: Boston. A true social science laboratory of the 21st century,...

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Special Issue of Genèses Journal

« Philanthropies et prestige d’État en France, xixe-xxe siècles », Genèses, 2017/4 (n° 109)
"This issue examines the genesis of the opposition between State and civil society or private charitable actors, embracing a long period over which the categories used to think about philanthropy have evolved significantly. The main hypothesis that organizes all...

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