Underclass : A History of the Excluded Since 1880

By: Welshman, JohnMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013Edition: 2nd edDescription: 1 online resource (313 p.)ISBN: 9781472504982Subject(s): Marginality, Social -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Marginality, Social -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Poor -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Poor -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Poor -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Poor -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Poor -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Underclass : A History of the Excluded Since 1880DDC classification: 305.5680941 LOC classification: HD8399.S3 -- .W44 2013ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Regulating the residuum -- Chapter 2 A Trojan Horse: The concept of the unemployable -- Chapter 3 In search of the social problem group -- Chapter 4 The invention of the problem family -- Chapter 5 Chasing the culture of poverty -- Chapter 6 Sir Keith Joseph and the cycle of deprivation -- Chapter 7 Uncovering the underclass - America -- Chapter 8 Uncovering the underclass - Britain -- Chapter 9 Social exclusion and the Labour Governments -- Chapter 10 Troubled families and the Coalition Government
Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- Chapter 8 -- Chapter 9 -- Chapter 10 -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Summary: Who are those at the bottom of society? There has been much discussion in recent years, on both Left and Right, about the existence of an alleged 'underclass' in both Britain and the USA. It has been claimed this group lives outside the mainstream of society, is characterised by crime, suffers from long-term unemployment and single parenthood, and is alienated from its core values. John Welshman shows that there have always been concerns about an 'underclass', whether constructed as the 'social residuum' of the 1880s, the 'problem family' of the 1950s or the 'cycle of deprivation' of the 1970
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Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Regulating the residuum -- Chapter 2 A Trojan Horse: The concept of the unemployable -- Chapter 3 In search of the social problem group -- Chapter 4 The invention of the problem family -- Chapter 5 Chasing the culture of poverty -- Chapter 6 Sir Keith Joseph and the cycle of deprivation -- Chapter 7 Uncovering the underclass - America -- Chapter 8 Uncovering the underclass - Britain -- Chapter 9 Social exclusion and the Labour Governments -- Chapter 10 Troubled families and the Coalition Government

Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- Chapter 8 -- Chapter 9 -- Chapter 10 -- Select Bibliography -- Index

Who are those at the bottom of society? There has been much discussion in recent years, on both Left and Right, about the existence of an alleged 'underclass' in both Britain and the USA. It has been claimed this group lives outside the mainstream of society, is characterised by crime, suffers from long-term unemployment and single parenthood, and is alienated from its core values. John Welshman shows that there have always been concerns about an 'underclass', whether constructed as the 'social residuum' of the 1880s, the 'problem family' of the 1950s or the 'cycle of deprivation' of the 1970

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John Welshman is Senior Lecturer in History at Lancaster University, UK.

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