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Class struggle and social welfare

Author: Michael Lavalette; Gerry Mooney
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Series: State of welfare.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The collective struggles of the oppressed over welfare provision and welfare settlements have been ignored, yet such struggles punctuate recent British history. By bringing together a series of case studies of episodes of collective action, Class Struggle and Social Welfare aims to rediscover this 'hidden history'." "In chronological format, the book presents some of the most important struggles in the development  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lavalette; Gerry Mooney
ISBN: 0415201047 9780415201049 0415201055 9780415201056
OCLC Number: 42652762
Description: xvi, 276 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : class struggle and social policy / Michael Lavalette and Gerry Mooney --
Class struggle and the English Poor Laws / Mark O'Brien --
Class struggle, self-help and popular welfare / Chris Jones and Tony Novak --
Class struggle and the origins of state welfare reform / John Charlton --
'The Clyde Rent War!' : the Clydebank rent strike of the 1920s / Seán Damer --
The making of a poor people's movement : a study of the political leadership of Poplarism, 1919-1925 / Alan Johnson --
The 'two souls of socialism' : the labour movement and unemployment during the 1920s and 1930s / Laura Penketh and Alan Pratt --
Housing and class struggles in post-war Glasgow / Charlie Johnstone --
The struggle for abortion rights / Sue Clegg and Rita Gough --
Riots and urban unrest in Britain in the 1980s and 1990s : a critique of dominant explanations / Rumy Hasan --
'No poll tax here!' : the Tories, social policy and the great poll tax rebellion, 1987-1991 / Michael Lavalette and Gerry Mooney --
Identity politics or class struggle? The case of the mental health users' movement / Iain Ferguson.
Series Title: State of welfare.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Lavalette and Gerry Mooney.
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Organised chronologically, this book presents some of the most important welfare struggles from the early nineteenth century. It presents a series of case studies of episodes of collective action  Read more...

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