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The Representation of Bodily Pain in Late Nineteenth–Century English Culture

Lucy Bending

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187172
eISBN:
9780191674648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187172.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book presents a study of the ways in which concepts of pain were treated across a broad range of late Victorian writing, placing literary texts alongside sermons, ... More


Masquerades of Impairment: Charity as a Confidence Game

in Cultural Locations of Disability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226767314
eISBN:
9780226767307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767307.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explains the practice of group differentiation as a matter of partitioning the deserving from the undeserving poor. The “undeserving” are those who do not try hard enough. This ... More


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