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Hardcover Pauperland: Poverty and the Poor in Britain Book

ISBN: 184904273X

ISBN13: 9781849042734

Pauperland: Poverty and the Poor in Britain

In 1797 Jeremy Bentham prepared a map of poverty in Britain, which he called "Pauperland." More than two hundred years later, poverty and social deprivation remain widespread in Britain. Yet despite the investigations into poverty by Mayhew, Booth, and in the 20th century, Townsend, it remains largely unknown to, or often hidden from, those who are not poor. Pauperland is Jeremy Seabrook's account of the mutations of poverty over time, historical...

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