Crisis of moral authority: the Ladies Benevolent Societies in the Victorian Welfare Field 1820-1839
The central concern of this thesis is with the decline in authority of the Ladies Benevolent Societies in the welfare field in Victoria in the 1920s and 1930s. The authority of the Societies drew heavily on a form of cultural capital that was highly regarded and valued in a late nineteenth and early twentieth century state of capitalism. The focus of this thesis is on the interaction between that established authority, as it was practised in the field of charity and benevolence, and the...[Show more]
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