Under Attack, Fighting Back: Women and Welfare in the United States / Edition 2

Under Attack, Fighting Back: Women and Welfare in the United States / Edition 2

by Mimi Abramovitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 1583670084

ISBN-13: 9781583670088

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: Monthly Review Press

Named an "Outstanding Book" by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America

"Abramovitz introduces the reader to cutting edge socioeconomic analysis. . . . It is not possible to come away from Under Attack, Fighting Back with a sense that welfare is a simplistic topic or that the human consequences of adjustments in the existing system

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Named an "Outstanding Book" by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America

"Abramovitz introduces the reader to cutting edge socioeconomic analysis. . . . It is not possible to come away from Under Attack, Fighting Back with a sense that welfare is a simplistic topic or that the human consequences of adjustments in the existing system are inconsequential."
—Labor History

"This lively and informative book deserves to be widely read. It provides an excellent history of AFDC and the activities of various women's groups who have campaigned hard over the years for improvements in services to the poor."
—Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare

"Extraordinarily lucid and useful . . . "
—In These Times

In this short, eye-opening book, Mimi Abramovitz describes the heartless assault on impoverished single mothers in the name of "ending welfare dependency." Outlining the history of Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Abramovitz shows how the manipulation of gender, race, and class have made welfare vulnerable to attack. This new edition brings a well-received work completely up to date with analysis of recent developments in welfare "reform" and activism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583670088
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
519,710
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments7
Preface9
Pt. 1Under Attack: Women and Welfare Reform Today13
Pt. 2A Program Just for Single Mothers49
Pt. 3The Gendered Welfare State83
Pt. 4Fighting Back: From the Legislature to the Academy to the Streets109
Notes142
Index158

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