Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -224) and index.
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Introduction : a history of forgetting Rights of the poor : towards a negative modernity Socio-legal juristic narratives : poor law's legal foundations Deconstructing from the negative : a critical historiography of legal [mis]conceptions Lived experience : the poor "speak" Paupers as textual analysis : exploring the settlement entitlement through little dorrit Lived experience : poor law administration Developments and transformation over time : dichotomising the poor The road to beveridge : eforming welfare End thoughts : on the transience of legal memory.