Thanks to feedback from our wonderful volunteers, we have decided to make sure that the terminology in the More Than Oliver Twist Exhibition is explained, with a page dedicated to clarifying the words we see in this research and how they are used in society, both historically and today.
The following is an extract from the information on the terminology page of the exhibition, and I would be really grateful to hear your feedback on what else can be included, if this is phrased appropriately and if there is anything you would change or add. Please do get in touch with your thoughts and ideas!
Language has the power to condemn or redeem people with a single word. There are words and phrases applied in the exhibition which are either considered offensive or may be deemed dehumanising. We have taken care to consider our terminology throughout, but would like to offer clarity on some terms that we come across in the research of these biographies.
Deserving and Undeserving Poor –