Parish and Belonging: Community, Identity and Welfare in England and Wales, 1700–1950

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Cambridge University Press, 16 de nov. 2006
What role did the parish play in people's lives in England and Wales between 1700 and the mid-twentieth century? By comparison with globalisation and its dislocating effects, the book stresses how important parochial belonging once was. Professor Snell discusses themes such as settlement law and practice, marriage patterns, cultures of local xenophobia, the continuance of out-door relief in people's own parishes under the new poor law, the many new parishes of the period and their effects upon people's local attachments. The book highlights the continuing vitality of the parish as a unit in people's lives, and the administration associated with it. It employs a variety of historical methods, and makes important contributions to the history of welfare, community identity and belonging. It is highly relevant to the modern themes of globalisation, de-localisation, and the decline of community, helping to set such changes and their consequences into local historical perspective.
 

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The culture of local xenophobia
28
Settlement parochial belonging and
81
Rural societies and their marriage patterns
162
Figure 44 Endogamous marriages as a percentage of marriages all
183
parish outdoor relief and
207
Figure 51 Poor expenditure per head of population s 17751915
213
Nailed to the church door? Parish
339
artificers who had been paid in truck93 and so on
359
Three centuries of new parishes
366
parish creation was ongoing To judge from Leicestershire
433
gravestones belonging and
454
Conclusion belonging parish and community
496

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Pàgina 25 - And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.

Sobre l'autor (2006)

K. D. M. Snell is Professor of Rural and Cultural History, Centre for English Local History, at the University of Leicester. His previous publications include Annals of the Labouring Poor: Social Change and Agrarian England, 1660-1900 (1985) and Rival Jerusalems: the Geography of Victorian Religion (2000).

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