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Cast out : vagrancy and homelessness in global and historical perspective

Author: A L Beier; Paul R Ocobock
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2008.
Series: Research in international studies., Global and comparative studies series ;, no. 8.
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Throughout history, those arrested for vagrancy have generally been poor men and women, often young, able-bodied, unemployed, and homeless. Most histories of vagrancy have focused on the European and American experiences. Cast Out: Vagrancy and Homelessness in Global and Historical Perspective is the first book to consider the shared global heritage of vagrancy laws, homelessness, and the historical processes they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cast out.
Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008027559
(OCoLC)192056183
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A L Beier; Paul R Ocobock
ISBN: 0896804607 9780896804609
OCLC Number: 471133688
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 396 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: "A new serfdom" : labor laws, vagracy statutes, and labor discipline in England, 1350-1800 / A.L. Beier --
The neglected soldier as vagrant, revenger, tyrant slayer in early modern England / Linda Woodbridge --
"Takin' it to the streets" : Henry Mayhew and the language of the underclass in mid-nineteenth century London / A.L. Beier --
Vagrant India : famine, poverty, and welfare under colonial rule / David Arnold --
Vagrancy in Mauritius and the nineteenth-century colonial plantation world / Richard B. Allen --
Doing favors for street people : official responses to beggars and vagrants in nineteenth-century Rio de Janeiro / Thomas H. Holloway --
Vagabondage and Siberia : disciplinary modernism in tsarist Russia / Andrew A. Gentes --
"Tramps in the making" : the troubling itinerancy of America's news peddlers / Vincent DiGirolamo --
Between romance and degradation : navigating the meanings of vagrancy in North America, 1870-1940 / Frank Tobias Higbie --
The "traveling native" : vagrancy and colonial control in British East Africa / Andrew Burton and Paul Ocobock.
Series Title: Research in international studies., Global and comparative studies series ;, no. 8.
Responsibility: edited by A.L. Beier and Paul Ocobock.

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The connections among vagabondage and human labor, mobility, status, and behavior have placed vagrancy at the crossroads of a multitude of political, social, and economic processes. This book  Read more...

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"This impressive collection of essays on vagrancy, homelessness, and poverty has truly global historical dimensions. It covers seven centuries and five continents, has a superb introductory overview, Read more...

 
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