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Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Janet Y. Chen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the early twentieth century, a time of political fragmentation and social upheaval in China, poverty became the focus of an anguished national conversation about the future of the country. ... More


Banishment’s Reemergence

Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert

in Banished: The New Social Control In Urban America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195395174
eISBN:
9780199943319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395174.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter tries to explain why banishment reemerged as a leading social control strategy. It lists several developments that contributed to its rise, such as the increase in the homeless ... More


The beggars are coming to town

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume I: 1567-1784

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199557097
eISBN:
9780191719875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557097.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter discusses the historical roots of English cant and slang. The period 1560-1640 was characterized by the agrarian revolution, and the progressive criminalization of poverty; the later ... More


Security Interests in the Criminal Law

Peter Ramsay

in The Insecurity State: Vulnerable Autonomy and the Right to Security in the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199581061
eISBN:
9780191741005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581061.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter reviews the protection of subjective security interests in the criminal law of an earlier period before the Anti-Social Behaviour Order. It considers vagrancy, nuisance, the bind over, ... More


Law’s mobility: vagrancy and imperial legality in the trans-Tasman colonial world, 1860s–1914

Catharine Coleborne

in New Zealand'S Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719091537
eISBN:
9781526104120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091537.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the mobility of laws in the trans-Tasman colonial world, suggesting that the way colonial subjects both adopted, remade, remodelled and enacted laws reflected the mobility of ... More


White men and weak masculinity: men in the public asylums, 1860s–1900s

Catharine Coleborne

in Insanity, Identity and Empire: Immigrants and institutional confinement in Australia and New Zealand, 1873-1910

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719087240
eISBN:
9781526104250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087240.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter argues that ethnicity found expression through gender in the patient case records, and it uses the tool of gender to explore the function and representation of ethnicity, at the same ... More


Insanity and white femininity: women in the public asylums, 1860s–1900s

Catharine Coleborne

in Insanity, Identity and Empire: Immigrants and institutional confinement in Australia and New Zealand, 1873-1910

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719087240
eISBN:
9781526104250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087240.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter argues that ethnicity found expression through gender in the patient case records, and it uses the tool of gender to explore the function and representation of ethnicity, at the same ... More


The Chrysalis for Every Species of Criminal? Vagrancy, Settlement, and Mobility

Bridget Anderson

in Us and Them?: The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Control

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691593
eISBN:
9780191752421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691593.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 1 locates contemporary immigration within the historical concern of rulers with the mobility of the ruled, the relation between geographical and labour mobility and settlement and claims on ... More


Vagrancy and Comparative Racialization in Huckleberry Finn and “Three Vagabonds of Trinidad”

Hsuan L. Hsu

in Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain's Asia and Comparative Racialization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880416
eISBN:
9781479843404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880416.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the legal and cultural connections between vagrancy and racialization by focusing on the ways in which the relative immobilization of Chinese, Native American, and black bodies ... More


Evacuees and Gurus

Owen Dudley Edwards

in British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616510
eISBN:
9780748653621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter looks at evacuees and gurus during the war, and presents the effects of reading on evacuees, most of whom learnt to read using comics. It then identifies a propaganda point that was ... More


Common Rhetoric: Planting Figures of Speech in the English Shire

Jenny C. Mann

in Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the rhetorical operations whereby the vernacular language and the island of England become figures for one another, with particular emphasis on the spatialization of discourse ... More


Non-agricultural work

Caitriona Clear

in Social Change and Everyday Life in Ireland, 1850-1922

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074370
eISBN:
9781781700693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074370.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

There was some development of non-agricultural employment in Ireland between 1851 and 1922, but this does not mean that there was work for everyone. Emigration masked the true extent of unemployment, ... More


Extreme poverty: vagrants and prostitutes

Caitriona Clear

in Social Change and Everyday Life in Ireland, 1850-1922

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074370
eISBN:
9781781700693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074370.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

Vagrants and prostitutes were among those who would have been described as ‘poor’ by everyone, including labourers and casual workers. As targets of repression and recipients of relief, they were in ... More


Dependency

Jennifer Hull Dorsey

in Hirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447785
eISBN:
9780801460678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447785.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the legal regime created by the Maryland legislature to force free African Americans into wage dependence and how it was used by Eastern Shore planters to their advantage. It ... More


Homelessness politics

Brian Lund

in Housing Politics in the United Kingdom: Power, Planning and Protest

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447327073
eISBN:
9781447327097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327073.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on the salience of homelessness constructions reviewing how the various meanings attached to homelessness ― masterless men, vagrancy, destitution’, houseless poor’, rootless’, ... More


Defining Indians and Vagrants

Heather F. Roller

in Amazonian Routes: Indigenous Mobility and Colonial Communities in Northern Brazil

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804787086
eISBN:
9780804792127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787086.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the emergence of a native and mixed-race population that was not tied to the old institutions of colonial Indian life. The existence of such a population provoked difficult ... More


Hobo History

Jeff Ferrell

in Drift: Illicit Mobility and Uncertain Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295544
eISBN:
9780520968271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295544.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter begins by exploring the concept and practice of vagrancy, tracing the historical evolution of vagrancy laws, their twined illegalities of poverty and mobility, and their relevance in the ... More


Othello: Sexual Difference and Internal Deviation

Jonathan Dollimore

in Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112259
eISBN:
9780191670732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112259.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Othello explores anxious preoccupation with perversity as a disordered and disordering movement. Here ‘extravagant’ condenses deviation, perversion, and vagrancy. In one sense ... More


Mendicancy and Vagrancy

Virginia Crossman

in Poverty and the Poor Law in Ireland 1850-1914

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319419
eISBN:
9781781381014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319419.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Under the Irish poor law system relief was increasingly targeted at and limited to the settled poor. This chapter examines the treatment of the wandering poor and concludes that attitudes became ... More


Attitudes and Responses to Vagrancy in Ireland in the Long Nineteenth Century

Virginia Crossman

in Crime, Violence and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940650
eISBN:
9781786944986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940650.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This essay focuses on a special category of Irish crime: vagrancy. While vagrancy was a criminal offence in its own right, it was often its association with other forms of criminality and immorality ... More


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