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Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected HorseSocial Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain$
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Mark Peel

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226653631

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.001.0001

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Little People

Little People

Chapter 12 Little People
Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse
University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the work of Charity Organization Society social workers with the so-called “helpable” category of poor in London. It explains that charity exchanges with this category were often characterized by humiliation and gratitude. This chapter discusses the tendency of caseworkers to describe the helpable poor as being little, with disorganized bodies, repulsive blemishes, and misshapen features.

Keywords:   helpable poor, social workers, Charity Organization Society, London, humiliation, gratitude, caseworkers

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