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Book review: Emmaus and Abbé Pierre: an alternative model of enterprise charity and society

Murphy, Mary P. (2013) Book review: Emmaus and Abbé Pierre: an alternative model of enterprise charity and society. LSE Review of Books (14 Jun 2013) Blog Entry.

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"Emmaus and Abbé Pierre: An Alternative Model of Enterprise Charity and Society." Axelle Brodiez-Dolino. Sciences-Po Les Presses. English Translation: Alexandra Harwood. April 2013. --- For the people of twentieth century France, Abbé Pierre personified the revolt against injustice and precarious living conditions. A judicious combination of priest and critic of the Church, he dispensed charity and political attack with equal effectiveness. This book explores his role and position within Emmaus. How did a tiny band of ragpickers, emerging from the detritus of post-war Paris, become one of the largest NGOs in France, and a significant and highly cost-effective social enterprise? Mary P. Murphy finds much of interest.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > DC France
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2013 14:29
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/54025/

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