A New History of Social Welfare / Edition 7

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Overview

A look at the evolution of social welfare

A New History of Social Welfare looks at the evolution of social welfare from early human history to the present day. The text demonstrates the institution’s social control elements as well as those intended to help the disadvantaged.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand the history of social welfare
  • See how historical trends, problems and programs relate to current social welfare issues
  • Understand the evolution of conflicting social values

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205052738
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 529
  • Sales rank: 791,261
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Phyllis J. Day, MSW, MA, PhD, has taught at Western Michigan University, Purdue University, Boise State University, Temple University and, most recently, at St. Ambrose University. She received her MSW and PhD from the University of Michigan. She has practiced social work at Crittenton Services and the United Way. In addition to numerous papers and presentations, she is the author of A New History of Social Welfare.

Jerome H. Schiele, DSW, is a professor and associate dean in the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia. He is a native of Hampton, Virginia and received his bachelor's degree in sociology from Hampton University in 1983. He attained both his master's and doctoral degrees in social work from Howard University. Before arriving at the University of Georgia, he was professor and director of the PhD programs in social work at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. Before that, he was an associate professor of social work at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, and he also directed its PhD program in social work for four years. His first teaching position was as an assistant professor of social welfare at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he directed the MSW program for two years. Dr. Schiele’s scholarly work focuses on social work practice theory, social welfare policy analysis, and diversity and oppression studies. He has published numerous scholarly articles, essays, and book chapters, many of which appear in major academic periodicals and publications. Dr. Schiele also is author of the book, Human Services and the Afrocentric Paradigm (Routledge, 2000), and he is the editor of the book, Social Welfare Policy: Regulation and Resistance among People of Color(Sage Publications, 2011). Dr. Schiele’s primary teaching areas are social welfare history, social work practice theory, and social welfare policy analysis, and he is a member of several professional organizations.

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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contentst

1) Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Values in Social Welfare

Chapter 2: The Institution of Social Welfare

Chapter 3: The Beginnings of Social Welfare

Chapter 4: Feudalism and the Welfare State

Chapter 5: Social Welfare Moves to the Americas

Chapter 6: America to the Civil War

Chapter 7: The American Welfare System Begins

Chapter 8: The Progressive Era, War, and Recovery

Chapter 9: The Great Depression and Social Security for Americans

Chapter 10: Civil and Welfare Rights in the New Reform Era

Chapter 11: The Return to the Past

Chapter 12: The Reactionary Vision

Chapter 13: The Decline of Social Responsibility

Chapter 14: Spiraling Down to Welfare Past

Chapter 15: Political Stonewalls


2) Full Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Values in Social Welfare

Values in Social Welfare

American Social Values

Issues of Discrimination

Conclusion: Values and Power

Notes

Chapter 2: The Institution of Social Welfare

The Meaning of Social Institutional

Perspectives on Social Welfare

The Scope of Social Welfare

The Profession of Social Work

Conclusion: Social Work and Social Control

Notes

Chapter 3: The Beginnings of Social Welfare

Prehistory and social Welfare

The Beginnings of History: 6000-1200 B.C.E.

Moving Into the Iron Age: 1200-400 B.C.E.

Greece, Christianity, and the Roman Empire

Conclusion: Beginnings of Charity and Control

Notes

Chapter 4: Feudalism and the Welfare State

The Dark and Middle Ages

The Dissolution of Feudalism

The Protestant Reformation: New Meanings for Work and

Social Welfare in England: The Tudor Period

The Industrial Revolution and the Emergence of Capitalism

Conclusion: Reifying the Values of the Past

Notes

Chapter 5: Social Welfare Moves to the Americas

The Indigenous Peoples of America

The European Invasion of North America

Work in North America

Social Welfare in the Colonies

Slavery in the Americas

The New Nation and its Constitution

Conclusion: Revolution the Status Quo

Notes

Chapter 6: America to the Civil War

The First Civil Rights Movement

Private Philanthropy

Social Treatment in the 1880s

Social Control

Non-White Minorities: Expendable Commodities in the New

The Women’s Movement in the 1800s

Conclusion: Working Toward Freedom

Notes

Chapter 7: The American Welfare System Begins

The Civil War: A New Nation Emerges

After the Civil War

Post-War Political Economy

Population, Immigration, and the People

Emerging Philosophies and the Charity Organization Society

Public Welfare Efforts

Professionalization of Social Work

Conclusion: Moving Toward Reform

Notes

Chapter 8: The Progressive Era, War, and Recovery

The Progressive Era

Population Movements and Immigration

Oppression of African Americans and Native Americans

Labor and the Unions

Social welfare in the Progressive Era

Women’s Movement and Peace Protests

The Professionalization of Social Work

Conclusion: New Freedoms and Old Constraints

Notes

Chapter 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 Acts

Public Assistance Programs of the Social Security Acts

Maternal and Child Welfare Act: Title V

The Professionalization of Social Work

World War II

The Resurgence of Social Work

Reorganizing Federal Social Welfare Efforts

The American Dream

Conclusion: Moving Toward the Future

Notes

Chapter 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-Johnson Years

Johnson and the Great Society

Social Programs in the Kennedy-Johnson Years

Welfare, Civil Rights, and the Social Work Profession

Conclusion: Looking Back on the 1960s

Notes

Chapter 11: The Return to the Past

A Retreat from the Welfare State

Social Programs in the 1970s

Other Social Welfare Programs

Civil Rights in the 1970s

Gay Liberation

Conclusion: Tightening the Reins

Notes

Chapter 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 Post-Industrial World

Notes

Chapter 13: The Decline of Social Responsibility

Clinton and the Republican Congress

Welfare as We Knew It

Other Safety Net Programs in the Clinton Era

Health Care in America

Social Issues

Affirmative Action and Civil Rights

Private Charity

Welfare for the Wealthy and Corporate Welfare

Conclusion

Notes

Chapter 14: Spiraling Down to Welfare Past

The Bush/Cheney Presidency

Social Welfare in the Bush/Cheney Administration

Health Care Under the Bush/Cheney Presidency

Education

Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems

Our “Ism”-Ridden Society

Conclusion: Where are the Social Workers?

Notes

Chapter 15: Political Stonewalls

The Bitter Remnants of the Bush Administration

The Historical significance of the 2008 Election

The Economic Morass

Social Welfare in the Obama Administration

Social Issues and Vulnerable Populations

Portending the Future

Notes

Afterword: Cycles of Power, Cycles of History

Notes

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