The Culture of Poverty in Paris on the Eve of the Revolution

@article{Kaplow1967TheCO,
  title={The Culture of Poverty in Paris on the Eve of the Revolution},
  author={J. Kaplow},
  journal={International Review of Social History},
  year={1967},
  volume={12},
  pages={277-291}
}
  • J. Kaplow
  • Published 1967
  • Sociology
  • International Review of Social History
At the very beginning of the investigation, it is necessary to find a word to describe the European masses before the coming of the twin revolutions, the French and Industrial, that have contributed so much to the making of the modern world. “Proletariat” is clearly anachronistic; “wage-earners” is inadequate in a society where cash wages were far from being the most common form of payment for labor. “Working class” is too much identified with nineteenth century developments and, what is worse… Expand
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