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By Helen Gilbert,Chris Tiffin

In the identify of benevolence, philanthropy, and humanitarian relief, contributors, teams, and international locations have sought to aid others and to redress varieties of anguish and deprivation. but the inherent imbalances of energy among the giver and the recipient of this benevolence have known as into query the causes and reason for such information. This quantity examines the evolution of the guidelines and practices of benevolence, mainly within the context of British imperialism, from the overdue 18th century to the current. The authors reflect on greater than a dozen examples of useful and theoretical benevolence from the anti-slavery stream of the overdue 18th century to such sleek actions as refugee asylum in Europe, competition to lady genital mutilation in Africa, fundraising for charities, and restoring the wetlands in southern, post-Saddam Iraq.

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