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Municipal Benevolence

Elisabeth S. Clemens

in Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226559360
eISBN:
9780226670973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670973.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Following the Civil War, volunteers returned to civilian life, often in cities that experienced a series of severe economic depressions across the last decades of the nineteenth century. Across ... More


Mid-Victorian philanthropy, 1850–80

Hugh Cunningham

in The Reputation of Philanthropy since 1750: Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526146380
eISBN:
9781526152077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526146397.00014
Subject:
History, Social History

In this period philanthropy stood highest in esteem. The Times moderated its stance. Newspapers praised Britain as a philanthropic nation. People wrote of their government as philanthropic in its ... More


The Citizens' Welfare

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the impact of Second World War on the social work of the Charity Organization Society in Melbourne. It explains that the war forced the government to do more for the poor and ... More


The Man with the Repulsive Face

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the social work of the Charity Organization Society in London, focusing on the cause of a man with a repulsive face who was denied assistance for the treatment of his facial ... More


Contradictions of the Nation-State:: The Backwardness of Lineages

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0022
Subject:
History, Asian History

When the balance of power shifted to local society following the rise of the militia movement and the rapid spread of firearms, the lineage was expected to enjoy unprecedented powers free from ... More


Service, Sympathy, and Efficiency

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on work of the Charity Organization Society (COS) in Melbourne. It explains that the COS always prioritized the sorting of the deserving from the undeserving and this practice ... More


Beatrice (Potter) Webb

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Beatrice (Potter) Webb, a slum explorer and philanthropist. Born to a wealthy Gloucestershire businessman and his wife who were involved with the Charity Organization Society ... More


We Are at a Crossroads

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses changes in the London Charity Organization Society (COS) in the 1920s and 1930s. During this period, the social work of the London COS was increasingly recognised and it ... More


‘You ought to be supported by the state!’: Dorothy Richardson and the Politics of Care

Peter Fifield

in Modernism and Physical Illness: Sick Books

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198825425
eISBN:
9780191892608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825425.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Richardson’s Pilgrimage uses illness to examine the operations of sympathy and the structures of care and responsibility. Pilgrimage is, in part, a realization of the aspiration to write a ‘dental ... More


Mr. Smith and the Importance of Modern Casework

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the role of Charity Organization Society (COS) head Stanley Greig Smith in expanding the role of the organization in Melbourne's welfare network. It explains that Smith was ... More


Wise Discrimination

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the importance of the so-called wise discrimination in social workers' evaluation of welfare applicants in Melbourne. It highlights the success of the Charity Organization ... More


Discipline for the Unemployed; Laissez-Faire for Business (1873–1920)

Frank Stricker

in American Unemployment: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043154
eISBN:
9780252052033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043154.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

There was virtually no federal spending to counteract five major depressions or substantial unemployment in between. Unemployed people received almost no public or private assistance, and they were ... More


A Growing Sense of Justice

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses changes and growing sense of justice within the Charity Organization Society (COS) in Melbourne in the 1930s. It highlights COS Secretary Stanley Greig Smith's March 1931 ... More


The beginnings of social work to its 1970s zenith

Steve Rogowski

in Social work: The rise and fall of a profession?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424488
eISBN:
9781447303527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424488.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter traces the beginnings of social work in Britain to its 1970s peak, focusing on the prevailing political, economic, social, and ideological situation that was initially dominated by ... More


Little People

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the work of Charity Organization Society social workers with the so-called “helpable” category of poor in London. It explains that charity exchanges with this category were ... More


They Are Somewhere Down the Stairs

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter comments on the approaches and methods of the Charity Organization Society (CSO) social workers in London. It suggests that the London caseworkers lacked the rigor and forceful and ... More


Nightmare Days

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses changes in the work of the Charity Organization Society social workers in London during and after War World II. It explains that in 1943 COS social workers and officials ... More


But Most Will Never Better Themselves

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses problems associated with the style of social work inquiry used by the Charity Organization Society. It suggests that the COS' approach to poverty ruled out constructive social ... More


Dense and Low Grade, but Still He Builds Great Castles in the Air

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the works of Charity Organization Society social workers with the so-called “unhelpable” category of poor in London. It explains that the poor in this category appeared to be ... More


Lady Detectives

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the detection works of the women social workers of the Charity Organization Society (COS) in Melbourne. It describes the strategies used by the COS “lady detectives” in getting ... More


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