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The Resource Writing the lives of the English poor, 1750s to 1830s, Steven King

Writing the lives of the English poor, 1750s to 1830s, Steven King

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Writing the lives of the English poor, 1750s to 1830s
Title
Writing the lives of the English poor, 1750s to 1830s
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Steven King
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Language
eng
Summary
"Tracing the experiences of poor people through their own words, Writing the Lives of the English Poor offers a history of the Old Poor Law from below. Steven King shifts attention from traditional approaches to welfare history, broadly "who got what, when," and reconstructs the process by which the poor claimed, extended or defended their parochial allowances. Colorful stories and histories of ordinary writers, their advocates and the officials with whom they engaged are distilled from the largest collection of parochial correspondence ever assembled and stand at the heart of this rethinking of English welfare history. A telling of these stories suggests that advocates, officials and the poor shared a common linguistic register and understanding of how far welfare decisions could be contested and negotiated. All participants in the tri-partite epistolary world of the parish colluded in the production of fictive accounts of suffering and this tolerance of fiction stood at the heart of the longevity of the Old Poor Law. Ranging the rhetorical infrastructure of pauper letters, Steven King constructs the relief decisions reported in end-of-process accounts as the outcome of a complex train of claims-making and contestation. At a time when the western European welfare model is under sustained threat, this book takes us back to its deepest roots and argues that the signature of a strong welfare system is that rules on entitlement must be, and must be seen to be, malleable."--
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NhCcYBP
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1966-
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King, Steven
Dewey number
361.6/5094109033
Index
index present
LC call number
HC260.P6
LC item number
K55 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
States, people, and the history of social change
Series volume
1
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  • Poor
  • Poor
  • Poor
  • Public welfare
  • Public welfare
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • England
Label
Writing the lives of the English poor, 1750s to 1830s, Steven King
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welfare, power, and agency -- Points of navigation -- Mundane articles -- Official receptions -- Finding words -- History and fiction -- The rhetorical spectrum -- Anchoring rhetoric -- The rhetoric of character -- The rhetoric of dignity -- Rhetorics of life-cycle and gender -- The pauper self -- Process and agency reconsidered
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MSTDDA5632019
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773556508
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Writing the lives of the English poor, 1750s to 1830s, Steven King
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welfare, power, and agency -- Points of navigation -- Mundane articles -- Official receptions -- Finding words -- History and fiction -- The rhetorical spectrum -- Anchoring rhetoric -- The rhetoric of character -- The rhetoric of dignity -- Rhetorics of life-cycle and gender -- The pauper self -- Process and agency reconsidered
Control code
MSTDDA5632019
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773556508
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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