Poverty and Political Culture: The Rhetoric of Social Welfare in the Netherlands and France, 1815-1854 by Frances GoudaPoverty and Political Culture: The Rhetoric of Social Welfare in the Netherlands and France, 1815-1854 by Frances Gouda

Poverty and Political Culture: The Rhetoric of Social Welfare in the Netherlands and France, 1815…

byFrances Gouda

Paperback | December 14, 1994

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The rise of industrial capitalism in nineteenth-century Europe brought with it new "social questions": pauperism, vagabondage, unemployment, and working-class suffering in general. Poverty and Political Culture examines the unique ways in which these two profoundly different societies negotiated those issues.
Frances Gouda has taught at Wellesley College and The American University. She is the recipient of several fellowships, including, most recently, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.
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Title:Poverty and Political Culture: The Rhetoric of Social Welfare in the Netherlands and France, 1815…Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 5.78 × 0.62 inPublished:December 14, 1994Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword by Arjo Klamer Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Similarity and Difference: The Debates about Poor Relief and the Logic of Comparative History Chapter 4 Rhetorical Practices and Political Cultures: Situating the Poor in Nineteenth-Century Society Chapter 5 "Real" Poor People in a Harsh and Unforgiving World: Some Images, Facts, and Figures about Poverty in the Nineteenth Century Chapter 6 Intellectuals, Public Officials, and Economic History: Different Discourses about Agriculture, Factories, and Capitalism Chapter 7 "The Problems of the Pioneer only Foreshadow the Problems of the Follower": Dutch and French Interpretations of the English Model Chapter 8 Christian Injunctions, Private Obligations, and Public Duties: The Organization and Structure of Poor Relief Chapter 9 Edification, Employment, and Incarceration: The Content of Poor Relief Policies Chapter 10 Epilogue

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A rich and elegantly-written account of the language and politics of poverty in nineteenth-century Holland and France. Gouda's bold comparative approach produces a wide array of insights that individual national histories would have missed.