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Ordinary Lives, Death, and Social Class

Dublin City Coroner's Court, 1876-1902

Ciara Breathnach

Ordinary Lives, Death, and Social Class

Ordinary Lives, Death, and Social Class

Dublin City Coroner's Court, 1876-1902

Ordinary Lives, Death, and Social Class

 

Ordinary Lives, Death, and Social Class focuses on the evolution of the Dublin City Coroner's Court in the late nineteenth century, using a wealth of inquest data to understand the impact of urban living from lifecycle and class perspectives, revealing histories from both above and below.


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Beschrijving Ordinary Lives, Death, and Social Class

Ordinary Lives, Death, and Social Class focuses on the evolution of the Dublin City Coroner's Court and on Dr Louis A. Bryne's first two years in office. Wrapping itself around the 1901 census, the study uses gender, power, and blame as analytical frameworks to examine what inquests can tell us about the impact of urban living from lifecycle and class perspectives. Coroners' inquests are a combination of eyewitness testimony, expert medico-legal language,
detailed minutiae of people, places, and occupational identities pinned to a moment in time. Thus they have a simultaneous capacity to reveal histories from both above and below. Rich in geographical, socio-economic, cultural, class, and medical detail, these records collated in a liminal setting about the hour
of death bear incredible witness to what has often been termed 'ordinary lives'. The subjects of Dr Byrne's court were among the poorest in Ireland and, apart from common medical causes problems linked to lower socio-economic groups, this volume covers preventable cases of workplace accidents, neglect, domestic abuse, and homicide.


ISBN
9780198865780
Pagina's
288
Verschenen
NUR
680
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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