Power and Pauperism: The Workhouse System, 1834-1884 (Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography Serie# 19)

Power and Pauperism: The Workhouse System, 1834-1884 (Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography Serie# 19)

by Felix Driver
     
 

A new perspective on the place of the workhouse in the history and geography of nineteenth-century society and social policy.See more details below

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A new perspective on the place of the workhouse in the history and geography of nineteenth-century society and social policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521607476
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography Series, #19
Pages:
207
Sales rank:
1,249,339
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Policing society: government, discipline and social policy; 2. Social policy, liberalism and the mid-Victorian state; 3. Rational landscapes? the geography of Poor Law government; 4. Designing the workhouse system, 1834–1884; 5. Building the workhouse system, 1834–1884; 6. Classifying the poor: maps of pauper-land; 7. The politics of territory: the anti-Poor Law movement; 8. From township to Union? the geography of Poor Law administration at a local level; 9. The workhouse system from a local perspective; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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