Welfare Reform and Sexual Regulation / Edition 1by Anna Marie Smith
Pub. Date: 07/31/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Inspired by the political and philosophical interventions of feminist women of color and Foucauldian social theory, Anna Marie Smith explores the scope and structure of the child support enforcement, family cap, marriage promotion, and abstinence education measures that are embedded within contemporary United States welfare policy. Presenting original legal research and drawing from historical sources, social theory, and normative frameworks, the author argues that these measures violate the rights of poor mothers. The author shows that welfare policy has consistently constructed the sexual conduct of the racialized poor mother as one of its primary disciplinary targets. The book concludes with a vigorous and detailed critique of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's support for welfare reform law and an outline of a progressive feminist approach to poverty policy.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction; 1. From paternafare to marriage promotion: sexual regulation and welfare reform; 2. Biopower and sexual regulation; 3. Post-Foucauldian sexual regulation theory; 4. The ideological construction of paternafare; 5. Paternafare law today; 6. Welfare reform, reproductive heterosexuality, and marriage; 7. The normative assessment of paternafare: an ideal type analysis; 8. Feminist visions; Appendices; Index.
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