Outcast London: A Study in the Relationship Between Classes by Gareth Stedman Jones

By Gareth Stedman Jones

 At the time the most important urban on the planet, Victorian London intrigued and appalled politicians, monks, novelists and social investigators. Dickens, Mayhew, sales space, Gissing and George Bernard Shaw, to call yet a couple of, developed a morbid fascination with its sullied streets and the sensational gulf between London sessions. Outcast London  explores the London economic climate, in particular its significant numbers of informal and abnormal day labourers and the artisans and seamstresses engaged in seasonal and workshop trades.

This giant assemblage was once risky, topic to the ups and downs of the world financial system, to the vagaries of the elements, and to the increase and fall of various trades. Its crises can cause panic in prosperous London. New varieties of charity came into being in addition to, finally, an embryonic type of the 20th century welfare state.

first and foremost sight, the London defined during this publication is entirely distant from the urban encountered at the present time. yet advancements in fresh many years display that the different types of abnormal employment, poverty and inequality skilled by modern Londoners aren't so far-off from these standard to their Victorian and Edwardian ancestors.

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Outcast London: A Study in the Relationship Between Classes in Victorian Society

 At the time the most important urban on this planet, Victorian London intrigued and appalled politicians, monks, novelists and social investigators. Dickens, Mayhew, sales space, Gissing and George Bernard Shaw, to call yet a number of, developed a morbid fascination with its sullied streets and the sensational gulf between London periods.

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Pp. 1–53, 384–94. On Notting Hill, see also Frank Mort, Capital Affairs: London and the Making of the Permissive Society (2010). 11 This seems to have been a by-product of the Blitz, which pushed many Chinese residents out of the former Chinatown in Limehouse, (White, London in the Twentieth Century , p. 114). 12 See White, London in the Twentieth Century , pp. 185–195. , pp. 224–25. , p. 188. 15 See White, London in the Twentieth Century , pp. 196–99. 16 Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914–1991 (1994), pp.

A Slum Interior in the 1890s UNREST 1. The Riots at the West End, 1886 2. The Great Dock Strike of 1889 3. The Great Dock Strike of 1889 – Parade of Coal Heavers on Strike 4. John Burns Addresses the Men during the Great Dock Strike of 1889 5. C. S. K. immigrants into East London in 1881 Statistics of persons per house in various districts, 1841–81 Particulars of the Sun Street–Worship Street improvement, place of rehabitation and occupation of heads of households Peabody Dwellings: average rents and average wages of heads of households Survey of housing and wages in St.

Prologue 13. The Deformation of the Gift: the Problem of the 1860s 14. The Economics of ‘Demoralization’ 15. ‘Moralizing’ the Casual Poor 16. From ‘Demoralization’ to ‘Degeneration’: the Threat of Outcast London 17. The Impact of the Dock Strike 18. Epilogue: The Casual Poor in the Age of Imperialism 19. Postscript: Socialism and the Casual Poor APPENDIX 1: Notes on the Reclassification of the 1861 and 1891 Censuses into Social and Industrial Groupings APPENDIX 2: Statistical Tables, Charts, and Figures SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY LIST OF PLATES WORK IN LONDON 1.

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