Families of a New World: Gender, Politics, and State Development in a Global Context / Edition 1

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415934466
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/25/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynne Haney is Assistant Professor of Sociology at New York University and author of Inventing the Needy. Lisa Pollard is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: In a Family Way: Theorizing State and Familial Relations 1
2 The Promise of Things to Come: The Image of the Modern Family in State-Building, Colonial Occupation, and Revolution in Egypt, 1805-1922 17
3 Familiar Territory: Prostitution, Empires, and the Question of U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico, 1849-1916 40
4 Imagining the "New Jewish Family": Gender and Nation in Early Zionism 64
5 "Rooted in the Soil": Family Ideals, Land Reclamation, and Irrigation Resettlement as Welfare in the United States, 1897-1933 85
6 The State and the Widow: Pension Debates in Inter-War Years Australia 99
7 Forging Families: Gender, Reform, and the Popular Front State in Chile 119
8 Colonial Africa: Transforming Families for Their Own Benefit (and Ours) 139
9 Welfare Reform with a Familial Face: Reconstituting State and Domestic Relations in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe 159
10 "They Say, 'Oh God, I Don't Want to Live Like Her!'": The Marginalization of Mothering in German Post-Socialism 179
11 Reinstating the Family: Gender and the State-Formed Foundations of China's Flexible Labor Force 196
12 Markets Not States?: The Weakness of State Social Provision for Breadwinning Men in the United States 217
Notes 245
Contributors 295
Index 297
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