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The Resource The many meanings of poverty : colonialism, social compacts, and assistance in eighteenth-century Ecuador, Cynthia E. Milton

The many meanings of poverty : colonialism, social compacts, and assistance in eighteenth-century Ecuador, Cynthia E. Milton

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The many meanings of poverty : colonialism, social compacts, and assistance in eighteenth-century Ecuador
Title
The many meanings of poverty
Title remainder
colonialism, social compacts, and assistance in eighteenth-century Ecuador
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia E. Milton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book analyzes the diverse understandings of poverty in a multiracial colonial society, eighteenth-century Quito. It shows that in a colonial world both a pauper and a landowner could lay claim to assistance as the "deserving poor" while the vast majority of the impoverished Andean population did not share the same avenues of poor relief. The Many Meanings of Poverty asks how colonialism shaped arguments about poverty such as the categories of "deserving" and "undeserving" poor in multiracial Quito, and forwards three central observations: poverty as a social construct (based on gender, age, and ethnoracial categories); the importance of these arguments in the creation of governing legitimacy; and the presence of the "social" and "economic" poor. An examination of poverty illustrates changing social and religious attitudes and practices towards poverty and the evolution of the colonial state during the eighteenth-century Bourbon reforms.--
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Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
FIE
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Milton, Cynthia E
Dewey number
362.50986613
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Poor
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
  • Indians of South America
  • Ecuador
Label
The many meanings of poverty : colonialism, social compacts, and assistance in eighteenth-century Ecuador, Cynthia E. Milton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Colonialism, social compacts, and the taxonomy of poverty -- The city of Quito -- Living on the edge : survival strategies of the urban poor -- Defining the "solemn poor" : wordplay and petitions of poverty in colonial Quito, 1678-1782 -- Prostrate before the feet of the king : widows, wdowhood, pensions, and colonial compacts -- Children on the fringe of empire : the limits and uses of juvenile welfare -- Putting the colonial (poor) house in order : the wretched poor and the Bourbon state -- Shifting compacts of the traditional poor : widows as viudas and as pobres -- The broadening and narrowing of the solemn poor : poor Spaniards, the wretched, and collapsing privileges -- The erosion of charity, boundaries, and colonial compacts
Control code
FIEb17856735
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 356 pages
Isbn
9780804751780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)122424214
Label
The many meanings of poverty : colonialism, social compacts, and assistance in eighteenth-century Ecuador, Cynthia E. Milton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Colonialism, social compacts, and the taxonomy of poverty -- The city of Quito -- Living on the edge : survival strategies of the urban poor -- Defining the "solemn poor" : wordplay and petitions of poverty in colonial Quito, 1678-1782 -- Prostrate before the feet of the king : widows, wdowhood, pensions, and colonial compacts -- Children on the fringe of empire : the limits and uses of juvenile welfare -- Putting the colonial (poor) house in order : the wretched poor and the Bourbon state -- Shifting compacts of the traditional poor : widows as viudas and as pobres -- The broadening and narrowing of the solemn poor : poor Spaniards, the wretched, and collapsing privileges -- The erosion of charity, boundaries, and colonial compacts
Control code
FIEb17856735
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 356 pages
Isbn
9780804751780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)122424214

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