Die Erfassung der Lohnarbeiter in der Stadt als Instrument der Armenfürsorge

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Title in English Records of wage workers in the city as a tool for poor relief


Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Documenta Pragensia
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Faculty of Arts

Web http://www.ahmp.cz/page/docs/DP34_CZ.pdf
Field History
Keywords Pauperism; Poor relief; Wage workers; Records; 19th century; Brno; Olomouc
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Description Serving as a methodological point of departure for the study is an analysis of police records as a set of restrictive measures, as tools used by magistrates with the aim of having as little latently socially needy in town as possible. Using the example of representative cases of wage workers in Brno and in Olomouc, the author demonstrates the systematic efforts by the magistrates of large agglomerations to keep to a minimum the number of persons accepted as residents and, thus, the tendency towards "social disinterest" in the fate of "worn-out" workers who were often forced to return to their rural village, whose coffers lacked the means to care for its socially deprived citizens.
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