Social Welfare Policy: Regulation and Resistance Among People of Color

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Applying the social control paradigm to people of color, this text uses a racism-centered perspective of social welfare policy analysis to examine how such policies have regulated the lives of people of color and then employs a strengths-based approach to describe how they have refused to go along with the oppressive features of these policies. It illuminates the need for culturally competent social welfare policy practitioners, illustrating how racism continues to be at the center of many contemporary social problems such as issues of employment, public and bilingual education, housing and residential patterns, citizens’ rights, and affirmative action—and of the social welfare policies used to address these issues.

This book is an ideal core or supplementary text for Social Policy courses in departments of social work or human services. It is also a must-read for social welfare policy advocates and analysts and for anyone interested in how the themes of social welfare policy regulation and resistance are relevant to people of color.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412971034
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/10/2010
  • Pages: 380
  • Sales rank: 1,318,254
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment ix

Introduction Jerome H. Schiele 1

Part I Regulation and Resistance Among African Americans

Chapter 1 Regulating the Lives of Children: Kinship Care as a Cultural Resistance Strategy of the African American Community Tricia B. Bent-Goodley 25

Chapter 2 African American Club Women's Resistance to Oppressive Public Policy in the Early 20th Century Iris B. Carlton-LaNey 43

Chapter 3 Involuntary Commitment Policy: Disparities in Admissions of African American Men to State Mental Hospitals King Davis Allen N. Lewis Jr. Ning Jackie Zhang Albert Thompkins 63

Chapter 4 Racial Control and Resistance Among African Americans in the Aftermath of the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 Jerome H. Schiele Ellarwee Gadsden 91

Part II Regulation and Resistance Among Asian Pacific Americans

Chapter 5 A Historical Understanding of Korean Americans' Immigration and Resistance Against All Odds: From Hawaii to New York Hyunkag Cho 113

Chapter 6 Japanese American Resistance to World War II: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Policies Rita Takahashi 135

Chapter 7 Social Exclusion as a Form of Regulation: Experiences and Lessons Learned in the New York Asian American Community Anita Gundanna Marianne R. Yoshioka Sujata Ghosh 165

Chapter 8 The Impact of Deportation on Chinese Americans: A Family's Pain, a Community's Struggle Qingwen Xu 185

Part III Regulation and Resistance Among Latino/Latina Americans

Chapter 9 Latin@s in the Public Square: Understanding Hispanics Through the Prism of United States Immigration Policy Gregory Acevedo 215

Chapter 10 Immigration, Dehumanization, and Resistance to U.S. Immigration Policies: Pushing Against the Boundary Ana L. León Debora M. Ortega 237

Chapter 11 Fear of Calling the Police: Regulation and Resistance Around Immigration Enforcement Activities Lisa Magaña 255

Chapter 12 Creating the Latino Agenda for Eliminating Health Disparities in Communities: A Call to Action Catherine K. Medina 271

Part IV Regulation and Resistance Among First Nation Americans

Chapter 13 Indigenist Oppression and Resistance in Indian Child Welfare: Reclaiming Our Children Tessa Evans-Campbell Christopher Campbell 295

Chapter 14 American Indian Child Welfare: The Impact of Federal Regulation and Tribal Resistance on Policies and Practice Gordon E. Limb Aaron Baxter 315

Chapter 15 Restrictions on Indigenous Spirituality in the Land of the Free: "A Cruel and Surreal Result" Hilary N. Weaver 329

Conclusion Jerome H. Schiele 349

Index 357

About the Editor 371

About the Contributors 373

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