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dc.contributor.advisor Cox, Edward
dc.creatorRoper, Shani
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-24T19:46:30Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-24T19:46:33Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-24T19:46:30Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-24T19:46:33Z
dc.date.created 2012-12
dc.date.issued 2013-07-24
dc.date.submitted December 2012
dc.identifier.citation Roper, Shani. "'A Almshouse Ting Dat': Developments in Poor Relief and Child Welfare in Jamaica during the Interwar Years." (2013) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/71686.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/71686
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines the development of poor relief and child welfare policy in Jamaica during the interwar years. It establishes the paradigms for accessing relief and how this influenced broader discussions of poverty, class and citizenship in society. As such it shows how these concerns about poverty, in the public sphere, influenced state policy as it related to tackling juvenile delinquency and destitution in society. Currently, the historiography of the 1930s emphasizes the role of labor unrest as a propelling force to political change in the Caribbean. My thesis, while accepting this premise, uses the poor relief administration to elaborate upon the response of colonial administrators to pauperism in Jamaica. Financial difficulties restricted the amount of assistance provided to the aged and infirm, single mothers, orphans and juvenile delinquents. Inevitability, access to assistance became tinged with tensions of race, class and gender in the island. I conclude, therefore, that colonial administrators used the poor relief administration to intervene in the dialectic of poverty, class, citizenship and gender especially in the rehabilitation of destitute, displaced and delinquent children.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectPoor relief
Child welfare
Poverty
Industrial schools
Reformatories
Juvenile delinquency
dc.title 'A Almshouse Ting Dat': Developments in Poor Relief and Child Welfare in Jamaica during the Interwar Years
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.committeeMember Byrd, Alexander
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ward, Kerry
dc.contributor.committeeMember Shehabuddin, Rahnuma
dc.date.updated 2013-07-24T19:46:33Z
dc.identifier.slug 123456789/ETD-2012-12-268
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department History
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy


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