Women, the State, and Welfare is the first collection of essays specifically about women and welfare in the United States. As an introduction to the effects of welfare programs, it is intended for general readers as well as specialists in sociology, history, political science, social work, and women's studies. The book begins with a review essay by Linda Gordon that outlines current scholarship about women and welfare. The chapters that follow explore discrimination against women inherent in many welfare programs; the ways in which welfare programs reinforce basic gender programs in society; the contribution of organized, activist women to the development of welfare programs; and differences of race and class in the welfare system. By giving readers access to a number of perspectives about women and welfare, this book helps position gender at the center of welfare scholarship and policy making and places welfare issues at the forefront of feminist thinking and action.
About the Author
Allison Glazebrook is associate professor of classics at Brock University, Ontario, Canada. Madeleine M. Henry is professor of classical studies at Iowa State University and author of Menander’s Courtesans and the Greek Comic Tradition and Prisoner of History: Aspasia of Miletus and Her Biographical Tradition.
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1. Introduction: Why Prostitutes? Why Greek? Why Now?
Allison Glazebrook and Madeline M. Henry
2. The Traffic in Women: From Homer to Hipponax, From War to Commerce
Madeline M. Henry
3. Porneion: Prostitutes in Athenian Civic Space
4. Bringing the Outside In: The Andron as Brothel and the Symposion's Civic Sexuality
5. Woman + Wine = Prostitute in Classical Athens?
Clare Kelly Blazeby
6. Embodying Sympotic Pleasure: A Visual Pun on the Body of an Auletris
7. Women for Sale? Interpreting Erotica in the Havana Collection
Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz
8. The Brothels at Delos: A Study of the Evidence for Prostitution in the Maritime World
Davina M. McClain and Nicholas K. Rauh
9. Ballio's Brothel, Phoenicium's Letter, and the Literary Education of Greco-Roman Prostitutes: The Evidence of Plautus' Pseudolus
Judith P. Hallett
10. Sex Trade Labourers and Political Conspiracies During the Late Roman Republic
Nicholas K. Rauth
11. Suetonius and the Terminology of Prostitution
Konstantinos K. Kapparis
12. Conclusion: Brothels and More
Thomas A. J. McGinn
List of Contributors
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