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This account of poor relief, charity, and social welfare in Germany from the Reformation through World War I integrates historical narrative and theoretical analysis of such issues as social discipline, governmentality, gender, religion, and state-formation. It analyses the changing cultural frameworks through which the poor came to be considered as needy; the institutions, strategies, and practices devised to assist, integrate, and discipline these populations; and the political alchemy through which the needs of the individual were reconciled with those of the community. While the Bismarckian social insurance programs have long been regarded as the origin of the German welfare state, this book shows how preventive social welfare programs - the second pillar of the welfare state - evolved out of traditional poor relief, and it emphasises the role of progressive reformers and local, voluntary initiative in this process and the impact of competing reform discourses on both the social domain and the public sphere.Read more
- Covers a broad period, from the early modern to the modern
- Assesses the social discipline paradigm and the political issues it raises
- Argues that many of the key elements of the modern welfare state had their origin in the voluntary sector, rather than the central state and its officials
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- Date Published: March 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521188852
- length: 268 pages
- dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm
- weight: 0.38kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Discipline, community, and the 16th-century origins of modern poor relief
2. The rise and fall of the workhouse: poor relief and social policy in the age of absolutism
3. Pauperism, moral reform, and visions of civil society, 1800–1870
4. The state, the market, and the regulation of poor relief, 1830–1870
5. The assistantial double helix: poor relief, social insurance, and the political economy of poor relief, 1830–1870
6. New voices: citizenship, social reform, and the origins of modern social work in Imperial Germany
7. The social perspective on need and the origins of modern social welfare
8. From fault to risk: changing strategies of assistance to the jobless in Imperial Germany
9. Youth welfare and the political alchemy of juvenile justice
10. The social evolution of poor relief, the crisis of voluntarism, and the limits of progressive social reform
11. Family, gender, and (dis)order on the home front in World War I
12. Wartime youth welfare and the progressive refiguring of the social contract.
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