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The Politics of Disgust: The Public Identity of the Welfare Queen / Edition 1
     

The Politics of Disgust: The Public Identity of the Welfare Queen / Edition 1

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by Ange-Marie Hancock
 

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ISBN-10: 081473670X

ISBN-13: 9780814736708

Pub. Date: 12/01/2004

Publisher: New York University Press

Winner of the 2006 Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Organized Section Best First Book Award from the American Political Science Association

Winner of the 2006 W.E.B. DuBois Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists

Ange-Marie Hancock argues that longstanding beliefs about poor African American mothers were the foundation for the

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Winner of the 2006 Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Organized Section Best First Book Award from the American Political Science Association

Winner of the 2006 W.E.B. DuBois Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists

Ange-Marie Hancock argues that longstanding beliefs about poor African American mothers were the foundation for the contentious 1996 welfare reform debate that effectively "ended welfare as we know it." By examining the public identity of the so-called welfare queen and its role in hindering democratic deliberation, The Politics of Disgust shows how stereotypes and politically motivated misperceptions about race, class and gender were effectively used to instigate a politics of disgust.

The ongoing role of the politics of disgust in welfare policy is revealed here by using content analyses of the news media, the 1996 congressional floor debates, historical evidence and interviews with welfare recipients themselves. Hancock's incisive analysis is both compelling and disturbing, suggesting the great limits of today's democracy in guaranteeing not just fair and equitable policy outcomes, but even a fair chance for marginalized citizens to participate in the process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814736708
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
1,340,780
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
1 Introduction: The Face of Welfare Reform
2 Political Culture and the Public Identity of the “Welfare Queen”
3 The News Media: Constructing the Politics of Disgust?
4 Public Discourse in Congress: Haunted by Ghosts of “Welfare Queens” Past
5 Contending with the Politics of Disgust: Public Identity through Welfare Recipients’ Eyes
6 The Dual Threat: The Impact of Public Identity and the Politics of Disgust on Democratic Deliberation
7 Epilogue: Public Identity and the Politics of Disgust in the New Millennium
Appendix A: Citations for News Media Data Set
Analyzed in Chapter 3
Appendix B: Congressional Record Documents
Analyzed in Chapter 4
Appendix C: Data Analysis Procedures
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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