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Deserving of Charity or Deserving of Better? The Continuing Legacy of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act for Britain’s Deaf Population

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Title:Deserving of Charity or Deserving of Better? The Continuing Legacy of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act for Britain’s Deaf Population
Authors:Atherton, Martin
Keywords:charity
deaf
voluntary welfare
Date Issued:2011
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Citation:Atherton, M. (2011). Deserving of Charity or Deserving of Better? The Continuing Legacy of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act for Britain’s Deaf Population. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 7(3 & 4).
Series:vol. 7, no. 3 & 4
Abstract:This study will outline how deaf people in Britain were treated under the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act and will argue that attitudes towards their abilities established by and in response to the New Poor Law continue to influence social policy provision and the employability of deaf people to this day.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58498
ISSN:1552-9215
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 7, No. 3 & 4


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