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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


Reading Cosmopolitanism in Yusuf Zaydan’s Azazeel and Muʿtazz Futayha’s Akhir yahud al-iskandariyya

Mary Youssef

in Minorities in the Contemporary Egyptian Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474415415
eISBN:
9781474449755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415415.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Foregrounding the histories and experiences of ethno-religious minorities, the Copts’ in fifth-century Egypt in Azazeel and the Jews’ in the twentieth century in Akhir yahud al-iskandariyya, both ... 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


Homelessness in a Global Historical Context

Rachael Kiddey

in Homeless Heritage: Collaborative Social Archaeology as Therapeutic Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198746867
eISBN:
9780191916915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746867.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Contemporary and Public Archaeology

One afternoon in late summer of 2010 I was walking home from the shops when I bumped into Punk Paul. ‘Hungry?’ He joked in his thick West Yorkshire accent, gesturing ... 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


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


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


The Birth of the Chinese Asylum, 1901–1918

Emily Baum

in The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580616
eISBN:
9780226580753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580753.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the establishment of the first public asylum in China. The Beijing Municipal Asylum was erected in the Chinese capital in 1908 because the Qing dynasty recognized the symbolic ... 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


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


The Trial

William Marvel

in A Place Called Appomattox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Lee's surrender precipitates the abrupt collapse of Confederate resistance, and within a couple of months the last Confederates have surrendered. Union troops occupy Appomattox County, ostensibly to ... More


North Beach Beat: Bohemians, Patrol Officers, and Cultural Pluralism

Christopher Lowen Agee

in The Streets of San Francisco: Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950-1972

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122281
eISBN:
9780226122311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122311.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how the broad-based San Francisco coalition dedicated to police professionalism fractured around issues of police discretion and the cultural boundaries of citizenship. A new ... More


Restoration, 1865–1866

Mark Wahlgren Summers

in The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617572
eISBN:
9781469617596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617572.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the ebb and flow of Unionism in the south. It analyzes President Andrew Johnson's pardoning policy; southern movements aimed at rebuilding white militia to keep order and hold ... More


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