A New History of Social Welfare / Edition 6

A New History of Social Welfare / Edition 6

by Phyllis J. Day
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205624154

ISBN-13: 9780205624157

Pub. Date: 07/25/2008

Publisher: Pearson

Tracing the evolution of social welfare from the early African origins of humankind through the New Millennium, A New History of Social Welfare, 6/e, provides a detailed analysis of social welfare in the United States. Comprehensive yet engaging, Phyllis Day makes history exciting and engaging and encourages readers to reflect on the material.

New in the Sixth

Overview

Tracing the evolution of social welfare from the early African origins of humankind through the New Millennium, A New History of Social Welfare, 6/e, provides a detailed analysis of social welfare in the United States. Comprehensive yet engaging, Phyllis Day makes history exciting and engaging and encourages readers to reflect on the material.

New in the Sixth Edition–

  • A section on the Bush/Cheney administration and its impact on social welfare and: the American economy in general; the freezing of social welfare expenses in exchange for war expenses; the use of religion in the continuing fight against women; the turn to neoconservatism in the Supreme Court.
  • A section detailing discrimination in society (Our "Ism"-Ridden Society) and: women; Hurricane Katrina as racism; the immigration issue as discrimination against Hispanic people; and discrimination against American citizens who are Muslims.
  • A section on the changing face of health care vis a vis Medicare, SCHIP, and: veterans, both in terms of lack of preparedness for their Iraq War influx and the lack of attention to the wounded and PTSD care, including suicides.
  • A new look at the historic place of poverty in Islam
  • A discussion of the place of social workers in this neoconservative political economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205624157
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/25/2008
Series:
MyHelpingKit Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with "Endnotes."

1. Values in Social Welfare.
Values in Social Welfare.
American Social Values.
Issues of Discrimination.
Conclusion: Values and Power.

2. The Institution of Social Welfare.
The Meaning of Social Institution.
Perspectives on Social Welfare.
The Scope of Social Welfare.
The Profession of Social Work.
Conclusion: Social Work and Social Control.

3. The Beginnings of Social Welfare: Political Economy and Early Societies.
Prehistory and Social Welfare to 6000 B.C.
The Beginnings of History: 6000-3000 B.C.
Invasion, Conquest, and Patriarchal Religion.
Moving into the Iron Age: 1200-400 B.C.
Greece, Christianity, and the Roman Empire.
Conclusion: Beginnings of Charity and Control.

4. Feudalism and the Welfare State.
The Dark and Middle Ages.
The Dissolution of Feudalism.
Poverty Becomes a Crime.
The Protestant Reformation: New Meanings for Work and Welfare.
Social Welfare in England: The Tudor Period.
The Industrial Revolution and the Emergence of Capitalism.
Conclusion: Reifying the Values of the Past.

5. Welfare Moves to America.
The Indigenous Peoples of America.
The European Invasion.
Social Welfare in the Colonies.
Slavery in the Americas.
Toward the Revolution.
The New Nation and Its Constitution.
Conclusion: Revolution to the Status Quo.

6. America to the Civil War.
The First Civil Rights Movement.
Private Philanthropy.
Government Responses.
Social Treatment in the1800s.
Nonwhite Minorities: Expendable Commodities in the New Nation.
The Women's Movement in the 1800s.
Conclusion: Working Toward Freedom.

7. The American Welfare State Begins.
The Civil War: A New Nation Emerges.
After the Civil War.
Postwar Political Economy.
Population, Immigration, and the People.
"True Womanhood."
Emerging Philosophies and Social Welfare.
Public Welfare Efforts.
Professionalization of Social Work.
Conclusion: Moving toward Reform.

8. The Progressive Era, War, and Recovery.
The Progressive Era.
Population Movements and Immigration.
Oppression of African and Native Americans.
Labor and the Unions.
Social Welfare in the Progressive Era.
Women's Movements and Peace Protests.
The Professionalization of Social Work.
Conclusion: New Freedoms and Old Constraints.

9. The Great Depression and Social Security for Americans.
The Great Depression.
Social Insurance in the United States.
Programs of Social Insurance Based on the Social Security Act.
Public Assistance Programs of the Social Security Act.
The Professionalization of Social Work.
World War II.
The Resurgence of Social Work.
Conclusion: Moving toward the Future.

10. Civil and Welfare Rights in the New Reform Era.
The State of the Nation Under Eisenhower.
Social Programs in the 1950s.
Civil Rights Before Kennedy.
Civil Rights in the Kennedy Years.
Johnson and the Great Society.
Civil Rights in the Kennedy-Johnson Years.
Social Programs in the Kennedy-Johnson Years.
Welfare, Civil Rights, and the Social Work Profession.
Conclusion: Looking Back on the 1960s.
Study Questions.

11. The Return to the Past.
A Retreat from the Welfare State.
Social Programs in the 1970s.
Civil Rights in the 1970s.
Conclusion: Tightening the Reins.
Study Questions.

12. The Reactionary Vision.
Biting the Conservative Bullet.
Reaganomics: The Conservative Political Economy.
The New Federalism.
Pruning the Programs.
Basic Needs Programs.
Civil Rights Under Reagan and Bush.
The Costs of Social Welfare.
The International Element.
Conclusion: Past Ideology in a Postindustrial World.
Study Questions.

13. The Synergistic Cycle.
The New Synergy of Values.
Welfare as We Knew It.
Supplemental Security Income and Other Income Transfer Programs.
Health Care in the Clinton Administration.
Other Social Issues.
Affirmative Action and Civil Rights.
Welfare for the Wealthy and Corporate Welfare.
Conclusion: Futureword.

Bibliography.

Index.

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