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Navigating the Old English Poor Law: The Kirkby Lonsdale Letters, 1809-1836

Peter Jones and Steven King (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197266816
eISBN:
9780191938153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266816.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This edition of 599 letters written by, for or about the poor to the early nineteenth century Cumbrian town of Kirkby Lonsdale provides a unique window onto the experiences, views and conditions of a ... More


Introduction: Farewell to ‘Plato's Cave’

Bryce Evans

in Ireland during the Second World War: Farewell to Plato's Cave

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719089510
eISBN:
9781781707531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089510.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Provides a comprehensive overview and criticism of every published work on Irish history during the Second World War. Details the unprecedented military and economic expansion of the Irish state ... More


Poverty and social insecurity

Tracy Shildrick, Robert MacDonald, Colin Webster, and Kayleigh Garthwaite

in Poverty and insecurity: Life in low-pay, no-pay Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847429117
eISBN:
9781447307907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429117.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the consequences of long-term labour market insecurity and recurrent returns to unemployment. Informants rejected the label of ‘poverty’, distancing themselves from its negative ... More


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