Mothers of a New World: Maternalist Politics and the Origins of Welfare States

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First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Overview

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415903141
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/25/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: "Mother Worlds" 1
1 The Historical Foundations of Women's Power in the Creation of the American Welfare State, 1830-1930 43
2 Borderlands: Women, Voluntary Action, and Child Welfare in Britain, 1840 to 1914 94
3 Social Mothers: The Bourgeois Women's Movement and German Welfare-State Formation, 1890-1929 136
4 Woman's Work and the Early Welfare State in Germany: Legislators, Bureaucrats, and Clients before the First World War 159
5 Depopulation and Race Suicide: Maternalism and Pronatalist Ideologies in France and the United States 188
6 The Power of Motherhood: Black and White Activist Women Redefine the "Political" 213
7 Catholicism, Feminism, and the Politics of the Family during the Late Third Republic 246
8 The Limits of Maternalism: Policies toward American Wage-Earning Mothers during the Progressive Era 277
9 "My Work Came Out of Agony and Grief": Mothers and the Making of the Sheppard-Towner Act 321
10 Women in the British Labour Party and the Construction of State Welfare, 1906-1939 343
11 A Revolution in the Family: The Challenge and Contradictions of Maternal Citizenship in Australia 378
12 Feminist Strategies and Gendered Discourses in Welfare States: Married Women's Right to Work in the United States and Sweden 396
Index 431
Contributors 445
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