The Citizens' Committee for Children of New York and the Evolution of Child Advocacy (1945-1972)
McDonald, Mary Jean, Child Welfare
In a discussion paper entitled "Philanthropy in a Liberal Education," Payton  described the functions of advocacy as articulating the failures of the government and the marketplace, as well as pointing out the inconstancies, inefficiencies, and other weaknesses of philanthropy itself. Advocacy, according to Payton, endows philanthropy with a social conscience. Those who study the activist role of philanthropy thus have an opportunity to explore what Geertz [1983: 36-54] called "the social history of the moral imagination."
Yet it is precisely this historical perspective that is overlooked by those who seek to understand advocacy. The emergence and development of advocacy has …
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Publication information: Article title: The Citizens' Committee for Children of New York and the Evolution of Child Advocacy (1945-1972). Contributors: McDonald, Mary Jean - Author. Journal title: Child Welfare. Volume: 74. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1995. Page number: 283. © 2007 Child Welfare League of America, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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