Poverty, Philanthropy and the State: Charities and the Working Classes in London 1918-1979

Bradley, Kate (2009) Poverty, Philanthropy and the State: Charities and the Working Classes in London 1918-1979. Manchester University Press, Manchester, 240 pp. ISBN 9780719078750. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

"Poverty, Philanthropy and the State" looks at a number of charities in London between 1918 and 1979, and the ways in which they negotiated the growth of the welfare state and changes in the communities around them. These charities - the 'university settlements'- were founded in the 1880s and 1890s and brought young graduates such as William Beveridge & Clement Attlee to deprived areas of cities to undertake social work. Historians have a good understanding of how these charities helped to shape British social policy to 1918, but this study breaks new ground by looking at these organizations operated between 1918 and 1979. It is of interest to those who wish to know more about the complexities of the relationships between charities, the welfare state and individuals in the course of the twentieth century. Katharine Bradley argues that whilst the settlements often had difficulties in sustaining their work with the vulnerable, they remained an important factor between the individual and the impacts of poverty. This book looks at a number of settlements in East and south London, and their work in the fields of health care, clubs, the prevention of juvenile delinquency, the care of ex-prisoners, legal advice and anti-racism.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Medway
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Kate Bradley
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2010 14:22
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 13:30
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7937 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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