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Celebrity humanitarianism : the ideology of global charity

Author: Ilan Kapoor
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Interventions (Routledge (Firm))
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"In the last two decades especially, we have witnessed the rise of 'celebrity' forms of global humanitarianism and charity work, spearheaded by entertainment stars, billionaires, and activist NGOs (e.g. Bob Geldof, Bono, Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Bill Gates, George Soros, Save Darfur, Medeçins Sans Frontières). This book examines this new phenomenon, arguing that celebrity humanitarianism legitimates, and indeed
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Kapoor, Ilan.
Celebrity humanitarianism.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013
(DLC) 2012018127
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ilan Kapoor
ISBN: 0203082273 9780203082270
OCLC Number: 820124092
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 145 pages).
Contents: Introduction: celebrity humanitarianism and ideology --
Celebrities: humanitarians or ideologues? --
Billionaires and corporate philanthropy: 'decaf capitalism' --
'Spectacular NGOs': activism without action? --
Conclusion: what is to be done?
Series Title: Interventions (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: Ilan Kapoor.

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