Parenting for the State: An Ethnographic Analysis of Non-Profit Foster Care / Edition 1

Parenting for the State: An Ethnographic Analysis of Non-Profit Foster Care / Edition 1

by Teresa Toguchi Swartz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415972612

ISBN-13: 9780415972611

Pub. Date: 06/24/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Through careful ethnography and rich in-depth interviews at a non-profit foster family agency, this book takes a look behind the scenes of our troubled foster care system.  See more details below

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Through careful ethnography and rich in-depth interviews at a non-profit foster family agency, this book takes a look behind the scenes of our troubled foster care system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415972611
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/24/2005
Series:
New Approaches in Sociology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction : the state as parent1
Ch. 2The context of foster care policy and practice21
Ch. 3Foster care through expert eyes39
Ch. 4Money, meaning, and mothering : the multiple motivations of foster parent carework65
Ch. 5Negotiating "hope" : the challenges of state supervised parenting87
Ch. 6Caring professionals and professional caring103
Ch. 7The perils and promises of privatization121
Ch. 8Foster care and the welfare state in ethnographic perspective145

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