Little People

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780226653631
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226653662 | DOI:
Little People

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This chapter examines the work of Charity Organization Society social workers with the so-called “helpable” category of poor in London. It explains that charity exchanges with this category were often characterized by humiliation and gratitude. This chapter discusses the tendency of caseworkers to describe the helpable poor as being little, with disorganized bodies, repulsive blemishes, and misshapen features.

Keywords: helpable poor; social workers; Charity Organization Society; London; humiliation; gratitude; caseworkers

Chapter.  2987 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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