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    Miss Cutler and the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain (Historical Studies of Urban America) (Hardback) By (author) Mark Peel

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    DescriptionSocial 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, "Miss Cutler and the Case of the Resurrected Horse" is a pioneering comparative study that 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, Mark Peel draws a picture of social work that is based in the sometimes fraught encounters between the poor and their interpreters. He uses dramatization to bring these encounters to life - joining Miss Cutler and that resurrected horse are Miss Lindstrom and the fried potatoes and Mr. O'Neil and the seductive client - and to give these people a voice. Adding new dimensions to the study of charity and social work, this book is essential to understanding and tackling poverty in the twenty-first century.


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    Title
    Miss Cutler and the Case of the Resurrected Horse
    Subtitle
    Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Peel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226653631
    ISBN 10: 0226653633
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    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    15 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Mark Peel is professor of modern cultural and social history and head of the School of History at the University of Liverpool. A former professor of history at Monash University, he is the author of three books, most recently The Lowest Rung: Voices of Australian Poverty.
    Review quote
    "Peel has written the first work of twenty-first-century history, and it stands as a model of how historians think and write multivocal accounts of the past. Convincing, provocative, and a pleasure to read." (Daniel Walkowitz, New York University)"