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

Date
2011
Authors
Atherton, Martin
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Publisher
University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
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.
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Keywords
charity, deaf, voluntary welfare
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).
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