Parish and Belonging
Community, Identity and Welfare in England and Wales, 1700-1950
By (author) Mr. Keith D. M. Snell
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Parish and Belonging by Mr. Keith D. M. Snell
Book DescriptionWhat role did the parish play in people's lives in England and Wales between 1700 and the mid-twentieth century? By comparison with globalisation and its dislocating effects, the book stresses how important parochial belonging once was. Professor Snell discusses themes such as settlement law and practice, marriage patterns, cultures of local xenophobia, the continuance of out-door relief in people's own parishes under the new poor law, the many new parishes of the period and their effects upon people's local attachments. The book highlights the continuing vitality of the parish as a unit in people's lives, and the administration associated with it. It employs a variety of historical methods, and makes important contributions to the history of welfare, community identity and belonging. It is highly relevant to the modern themes of globalisation, de-localisation, and the decline of community, helping to set such changes and their consequences into local historical perspective.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521862929
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mr. Keith D. M. Snell
Rival Jerusalems, Paperback (October 2009)
A complete geography of religion in England and Wales, including exhaustive analyses of many religious questions and debates.
Parish and Belonging, Paperback (May 2009)
A major study of local identities across early modern and modern British history.
Regional Novel in Britain and Ireland, Paperback (January 2009)
The Regional Novel In Britain and Ireland, 1800-1990 will be of interest to literary and social historians as well as cultural critics.
Annals of the Labouring Poor, Paperback (April 1987)» View all books by Mr. Keith D. M. Snell
This collection of essays is concerned with the impact of social and economic change upon the rural labouring poor and artisans in England, and combines an understanding of their social priorities with quantitative analysis. A significant resource is the use of settlement records.
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Author Biography - Mr. Keith D. M. Snell
K. D. M. Snell is Professor of Rural and Cultural History, Centre for English Local History, at the University of Leicester. His previous publications include Annals of the Labouring Poor: Social Change and Agrarian England, 1660-1900 (1985) and Rival Jerusalems: the Geography of Victorian Religion (2000).
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