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The Resource In chocolate we trust : the Hershey company town unwrapped, Peter Kurie

In chocolate we trust : the Hershey company town unwrapped, Peter Kurie

Label
In chocolate we trust : the Hershey company town unwrapped
Title
In chocolate we trust
Title remainder
the Hershey company town unwrapped
Statement of responsibility
Peter Kurie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Chocolate We Trust takes readers inside modern-day Hershey, Pennsylvania, headquarters of the iconic Hershey brand. A destination for chocolate enthusiasts since the early 1900s, Hershey has transformed from a model industrial town into a multifaceted suburbia powered by philanthropy. At its heart lies the Milton Hershey School Trust, a charitable trust with a mandate to serve "social orphans" and a $12 billion endowment amassed from Hershey Company profits. The trust is a longstanding source of pride for people who call Hershey home and revere its benevolent capitalist founder—but in recent years it has become a subject of controversy and intrigue. Using interviews, participant observation, and archival research, anthropologist Peter Kurie returns to his hometown to examine the legacy of the Hershey Trust among local residents, company employees, and alumni of the K-12 Milton Hershey School. He arrives just as a scandal erupts that raises questions about the outsized power of the private trust over public life. Kurie draws on diverse voices across the community to show how philanthropy stirs passions and interests well beyond intended beneficiaries. In Chocolate We Trust reveals the cultural significance of Hershey as a forerunner to socially conscious corporations and the cult of the entrepreneur-philanthropist. The Hershey story encapsulates the dreams and wishes of today's consumer-citizens: the dream of becoming personally successful, and the wish that the most affluent among us will serve the common good"-- Publisher description
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Cataloging source
PU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kurie, Peter
Dewey number
371.9309748/18
Index
index present
LC call number
HC108.H47
LC item number
K87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary ethnography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Milton Hershey School Trust
  • Hershey Trust Company
  • Milton Hershey School (Hershey, Pa.)
  • Hershey, Milton Snavely
  • Hershey (Pa.)
  • Hershey (Pa.)
  • Company towns
  • Trusts and trustees
Label
In chocolate we trust : the Hershey company town unwrapped, Peter Kurie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The scandal -- The man and the town -- The company -- The School -- The gift -- Conclusion
Control code
on1000128433
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780812249873
Lccn
2017036446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028060532
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812249873
  • (OCoLC)1000128433
Label
In chocolate we trust : the Hershey company town unwrapped, Peter Kurie
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The scandal -- The man and the town -- The company -- The School -- The gift -- Conclusion
Control code
on1000128433
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780812249873
Lccn
2017036446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028060532
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812249873
  • (OCoLC)1000128433

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