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The Resource Ensuring poverty : welfare reform in feminist perspective, Felicia Kornbluh and Gwendolyn Mink

Ensuring poverty : welfare reform in feminist perspective, Felicia Kornbluh and Gwendolyn Mink

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Ensuring poverty : welfare reform in feminist perspective
Title
Ensuring poverty
Title remainder
welfare reform in feminist perspective
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Felicia Kornbluh and Gwendolyn Mink
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Ensuring Poverty, Felicia Kornbluh and Gwendolyn Mink assess the gendered history of welfare reform. They foreground arguments advanced by feminists for a welfare policy that would respect single mothers' rights while advancing their opportunities and assuring economic security for their families. Kornbluh and Mink consider welfare policy in the broad intersectional context of gender, race, poverty, and inequality. They argue that the subject of welfare reform always has been single mothers, the animus always has been race, and the currency always has been inequality. Yet public conversations about poverty and welfare, even today, rarely acknowledge the nexus between racialized gender inequality and the economic vulnerability of single-mother families. Since passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) by a Republican Congress and the Clinton administration, the gendered dimensions of antipoverty policy have receded from debate. Mink and Kornbluh explore the narrowing of discussion that has occurred in recent decades and the path charted by social justice feminists in the 1990s and early 2000s, a course rejected by policy makers. They advocate a return to the social justice approach built on the equality of mothers, especially mothers of color, in policies aimed at poor families"--
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1966-
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Kornbluh, Felicia Ann
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1952-
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Mink, Gwendolyn
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  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Program)
  • Public welfare
  • Welfare recipients
  • Low-income single mothers
  • Poor women
  • Poverty
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Ensuring poverty : welfare reform in feminist perspective, Felicia Kornbluh and Gwendolyn Mink
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Legislating the personal responsibility of poor mothers -- Welfare (reform) as we knew it -- Change they believed in -- The new Democratic war on welfare -- Welfare ends -- Rethinking TANF as if mothers matter -- Patriarchal consensus : gender and poverty under Bush and Obama -- Conclusion. Toward ending the vulnerabilities of single mothers in poverty. Appendix. Women's Committee of 100/Project 2002, "An immodest proposal : rewarding women's work to end poverty."
Control code
on1029803216
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780812250688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029803216
Label
Ensuring poverty : welfare reform in feminist perspective, Felicia Kornbluh and Gwendolyn Mink
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Legislating the personal responsibility of poor mothers -- Welfare (reform) as we knew it -- Change they believed in -- The new Democratic war on welfare -- Welfare ends -- Rethinking TANF as if mothers matter -- Patriarchal consensus : gender and poverty under Bush and Obama -- Conclusion. Toward ending the vulnerabilities of single mothers in poverty. Appendix. Women's Committee of 100/Project 2002, "An immodest proposal : rewarding women's work to end poverty."
Control code
on1029803216
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780812250688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029803216

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