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Author Murdoch, Lydia, 1970-
Title Imagined orphans : poor families, child welfare, and contested citizenship in London / Lydia Murdoch.
Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2007, 2006.

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Series Rutgers series in childhood studies
Rutgers series in childhood studies.
Subject Dr Barnardo's (Organization) -- History.
Child welfare -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Child welfare -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
Poor children -- Institutional care -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Poor children -- Institutional care -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
Poor families -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Poor families -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
Add Title Poor families, child welfare, and contested citizenship in London
Description 1 online resource.
Note "This electronic book contains the following additional features not available in the print version: Links to external informational resources, 6 additional images (and 1 color replacement of print image)."--Copyright and Permissions.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-242) and index.
Note This volume is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Contents "A little waif of London, rescued from the streets": melodrama and popular representations of poor children -- From barrack schools to family cottages: creating domestic space and civic identity for poor children -- The parents of "nobody's children": family backgrounds and the causes of poverty -- "That most delicate of all questions in an Englishman's mind": the rights of parents and their continued contact with institutionalized children -- Training "Street Arabs" into British citizens: making artisans and members of empire -- "Their charge and ours": changing notions of child welfare and citizenship.
Summary With his dirty, tattered clothes and hollowed-out face, the image of Oliver Twist is the enduring symbol of the young indigent spilling out of the orphanages and haunting the streets of late-nineteenth-century London. He is the victim of two evils: an aristocratic ruling class and, more directly, neglectful parents. Although poor children were often portrayed as real-life Oliver Twists-either orphaned or abandoned by unworthy parents-they, in fact, frequently maintained contact and were eventually reunited with their families. In Imagined Orphans, Lydia Murdoch focuses on this disc.
Note T.p. screen as of 2006-07-06.
Local Note JOHN CARROLL: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
ISBN 9780813538235 (electronic bk.)
0813538238 (electronic bk.)
9780813541020 (electronic bk.)
0813541026 (electronic bk.)
0813537223
9780813537221
OCLC # 230194676
Additional Format Print version: Murdoch, Lydia. Imagined Orphans : Poor Families, Child Welfare, and Contested Citizenship in London. Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2006 9780813537221