Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Professor C. Collver
Socio-Political Context of help: Charity & Moral Models
Attitudes and beliefs about what is right or wrong, good and bad.
Morality is not a fixed concept but that is not fixed construct, but one that is socially constructed
and is influenced by the social context.
Institutionalized form of help. Socially constructed.
Poor law developed. Three levels of response;
Outdoor relief (coats, food, clothing, etc).
Marks beginning of Charity Model.
No analysis of social structures.
People w/ disabilities.
Those with criminal backgrounds.
Poverty seen as a flaw in a persons character.
Participation in Poor Houses had a negative connotation.
Start of Moral Reform Era (19 and earl 20 ).h
People were migrating to urban centres to look for manufacturing jobs.
Number of people seeking relief increased.
Provinces and territories had informally been following the Elizabethan poor laws.
Most provinces adopted the Poor Law or the English Civil law.