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Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse
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Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Mark Peel


Social workers produced thousands of case files about the poor during the interwar years. Analyzing almost two thousand such case files and traveling from Boston, Minneapolis, and Portland to London and Melbourne, this book examines how these stories of poverty were narrated and reshaped by ethnic diversity, economic crisis, and war. Probing the similarities and differences in the ways Americans, Australians, and Britons understood and responded to poverty, the book draws a picture of social work that is based in the sometimes fraught encounters between the poor and their interpreters. It uses ... More

Keywords: interwar, case files, Boston, Minneapolis, Portland, London, Melbourne, ethnic diversity, economic crisis, war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226653631
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Peel, author

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