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The Resource Bernard Shaw and Beatrice Webb on poverty and equality in the Modern World, 1905--1914, Peter Gahan

Bernard Shaw and Beatrice Webb on poverty and equality in the Modern World, 1905--1914, Peter Gahan

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Bernard Shaw and Beatrice Webb on poverty and equality in the Modern World, 1905--1914
Title
Bernard Shaw and Beatrice Webb on poverty and equality in the Modern World, 1905--1914
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Peter Gahan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book investigates how, alongside Beatrice Webb's ground-breaking pre- World War One anti-poverty campaigns, George Bernard Shaw helped launch the public debate about the relationship between equality and democracy in a developed economy. The ten years following his great 1905 play on poverty Major Barbara present a puzzle to Shaw scholars, who have hitherto failed to appreciate both the centrality of the idea of equality in major plays like Getting Married, Misalliance, and Pygmalion, and to understand that his major political work, 1928's The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism had its roots in this period before the Great War. As both the era's leading dramatist and leader of the Fabian Society, Shaw proposed his radical postulate of equal incomes as a solution to those twin scourges of a modern industrial society: poverty and inequality. Set against the backdrop of Beatrice Webb's famous Minority Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Law 1905-1909 - a publication which led to grass-roots campaigns against destitution and eventually the Welfare State - this book considers how Shaw worked with Fabian colleagues, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, and H.G. Wells to explore through a series of major lectures, prefaces and plays, the social, economic, political, and even religious implications of human equality as the basis for modern democracy
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Gahan, Peter,
Dewey number
339.46
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries
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  • Shaw, Bernard
  • Webb, Beatrice
  • Poverty
  • Equality
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Bernard Shaw and Beatrice Webb on poverty and equality in the Modern World, 1905--1914, Peter Gahan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1. 1884-1904, Introduction -- Chapter 2. 1905, Poverty, Salvation, and the Poor Law Commission -- Chapter 3. 1905-1909, Noises Off -- Chapter 4. 1909, The Minority Report -- Chapter 5. 1910, Campaign for the Prevention of Destitution -- Chapter 6. 1911, Travels -- Chapter 7. 1912, War on Poverty -- Chapter 8. 1913, The New Statesman and the Fabian Research Department -- Chapter 9. 1914, Redistribution and War -- Chapter 10.1915-1950, Epilogue -- Bibliography
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1 online resource
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9783319484426
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(OCoLC)973932714
Label
Bernard Shaw and Beatrice Webb on poverty and equality in the Modern World, 1905--1914, Peter Gahan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1. 1884-1904, Introduction -- Chapter 2. 1905, Poverty, Salvation, and the Poor Law Commission -- Chapter 3. 1905-1909, Noises Off -- Chapter 4. 1909, The Minority Report -- Chapter 5. 1910, Campaign for the Prevention of Destitution -- Chapter 6. 1911, Travels -- Chapter 7. 1912, War on Poverty -- Chapter 8. 1913, The New Statesman and the Fabian Research Department -- Chapter 9. 1914, Redistribution and War -- Chapter 10.1915-1950, Epilogue -- Bibliography
Control code
ocn973932714
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319484426
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)973932714

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