Civilization in the West

Author: Mark A. Kishlansky,Patrick J. Geary,Patricia O'Brien

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321105011

Category: History

Page: 1014

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Blending social and political history into a narrative, this book tells a story of Western Civilization through an image-based approach. It illustrates a theme of the chapter and explores the impression of each image. The presentation of geography guides students around the changing contours of the West through maps and Geographic Tours of Europe.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Author: Anne-Julia Zwierlein,Katharina Boehm,Anna Farkas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136669094

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

View: 2866


This essay collection develops new perspectives on constructions of old age in literary, legal, scientific and periodical cultures of the nineteenth century. Rigorously interdisciplinary, the book places leading researchers of old age in nineteenth-century literature in dialogue with experts from the fields of cultural, legal and social history. It revisits the origins of many modern debates about aging in the nineteenth century – a period that saw the emergence of cultural and scientific frameworks for the understanding of old age that continue to be influential today. The contributors provide fresh readings of canonical texts by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy, Henry James and others. The volume builds momentum in the burgeoning field of aging studies. It argues that the study of old age in the nineteenth century has entered a new and distinctly interdisciplinary phase that is characterized by a set of research interests that are currently shared across a range of disciplines and that explore conceptions of old age in the nineteenth century by privileging, respectively, questions of agency, of place, of gender and sexuality, and of narrative and aesthetic form.

Poverty and Poor Law Reform in Nineteenth-Century Britain, 1834-1914

From Chadwick to Booth

Author: David Englander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317883217

Category: History

Page: 152

View: 1659


The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 is one of the most important pieces of social legislation ever enacted. Its principles and the workhouse system dominated attitudes to welfare provision for the next 80 years. This new Seminar Study explores the changing ideas to poverty over this period and assesses current debates on Victorian attitudes to the poor. David Englander reviews the old system of poor relief; he considers how the New Poor Law was enacted and received and looks at how it worked in practice. The chapter on the Scottish experience will be particularly welcomed, as will Dr Englander's discussion of the place of the Poor Law within British history.

Transient Solutions to Enduring Problems

Lansing's Single Mother Parents' Struggles to Survive Amid Conflicting Beliefs and Perspectives on Poverty, Welfare and Workfare, and Inadequate Resource Supplies

Author: Teshome Tadesse

Publisher: N.A


Category: Homelessness

Page: N.A

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At Home in the Institution

Material Life in Asylums, Lodging Houses and Schools in Victorian and Edwardian England

Author: J. Hamlett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113732239X

Category: History

Page: 225

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At Home in the Institution examines space and material culture in asylums, lodging houses and schools in Victorian and Edwardian England, and explores the powerful influence of domesticity on all three institutional types.

Family Fictions and Family Facts

Harriet Martineau, Adolphe Quetelet and the Population Question in England 1798-1859

Author: Brian Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113474756X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1797


Classical political economy rests on the assumption that the market and the family are overlapping and mutually dependent realms, dominated in turn by economic men and domestic women. Here, Brian Cooper explores the role of economic theory in 'normalizing' the family in the first half of the nineteenth century. Drawing on a wide range of sources - novels, books on etiquette and statistical sources, as well as works of economics - the book examines the impacts of these different forms on contemporary debate and will be of interest to historians of economic thought, feminist economics and those interested in rhetoric and economics.

The Cambridge Social History of Britain, 1750-1950

Author: F. M. L. Thompson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521438148

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 7946


The final volume discusses the institutions that affected social conditions and influenced values and attitudes. Social policies were made for the most part by the comfortably off and those in power for the supposed good of the less fortunate. Contributors to this volume examine these initiatives with regard to, among others, the development of health care, philanthropy and the voluntary sector, the police and crime, professional associations and unions.

Twentieth-Century Mass Society in Britain and the Netherlands

Author: Bob Moore,Henk van Nierop

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1845205251

Category: History

Page: 193

View: 7085


From the beginning of the nineteenth century, Western Europe witnessed the emergence of a 'mass' society. Grand social processes, such as urbanization, industrialization and democratization, blurred the previous sharp distinctions that had divided society. This massive transformation is central to our understanding of modern society. Comparing the British and Dutch experience of mass society in the twentieth century, this book considers five major areas: politics, welfare, media, leisure and youth culture. In each section, two well-known specialists - one from each country - examine the conditions behind the rise of a mass society, and show how these conditions were distinctively British or Dutch. Drawing on history, cultural studies and sociology, the authors bring new insight into the development of modern European society.