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Acts of conspicuous compassion : performance culture and American charity practices

Author: Sheila C Moeschen
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila C Moeschen
ISBN: 9780472118861 0472118862
OCLC Number: 820123720
Description: 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dramatizing distress: sentimental culture, melodrama, and nineteenth-century reform for the deaf/dumb and blind --
Spectacular benevolence: theatricalizing the war on polio with the national foundation for infantile paralysis (NFIP), 1934-1945 --
Wheelchairs and one-liners: televising need in the charity telethon --
Acts of conspicuous compassion: charity in the reality TV era: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Responsibility: Sheila C. Moeschen.

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