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
     
 

Presents four readable essays on the history of punitive attacks on programs for poor single mothers and applies a gender lens to conventional theories of the welfare state. This revised edition contains a short history of low-income women's activism during the 20th century, paying special attention to welfare-rights activism spurred by recent reform. The author… See more details below

Overview

Presents four readable essays on the history of punitive attacks on programs for poor single mothers and applies a gender lens to conventional theories of the welfare state. This revised edition contains a short history of low-income women's activism during the 20th century, paying special attention to welfare-rights activism spurred by recent reform. The author teaches at the Hunter College School of Social Work. The first edition was published in 1996. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583670088
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,461,209
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

Mimi Abramovitz is a professor at the Hunter College School of Social Work and author of Regulating the Lives of Women: Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present (1988), as well as many articles on women, poverty, and social policy for professional journals and the popular press.

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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