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The Resource Dividing citizens : gender and federalism in New Deal public policy, Suzanne Mettler

Dividing citizens : gender and federalism in New Deal public policy, Suzanne Mettler

Label
Dividing citizens : gender and federalism in New Deal public policy
Title
Dividing citizens
Title remainder
gender and federalism in New Deal public policy
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Mettler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The New Deal was not the same deal for men and women -- a finding strikingly demonstrated in Divided Citizens. Rich with implications for current debates over citizenship and welfare policy, this book provides a detailed historical account of how governing institutions and public policies shape social status and civic life. In her examination of the impact of New Deal social and labor policies on the organization and character of American citizenship, Suzanne Mettler offers an incisive analysis of the formation and implementation of the pillars of the modern welfare state: the Social Security Act, including Old Age and Survivors' Insurance, Old Age Assistance, Unemployment Insurance, and Aid to Dependent Children (later known simply as "welfare"), as well as the Fair Labor Standards Act, which guaranteed the minimum wage
  • Mettler draws on the methods of historical-institutionalists to develop a "structured governance" approach to her analysis of the New Deal. She shows how the new welfare state institutionalized gender politically, most clearly by incorporating men, particularly white men, into nationally administered policies and consigning women to more variable state-run programs. Differential incorporation of citizens, in turn, prompted different types of participation in politics. These gender-specific consequences were the outcome of a complex interplay of institutional dynamics, political imperatives, and the unintended consequences of policy implementation actions. By tracing the subtle and complicated political dynamics that emerged with New Deal policies, Mettler sounds a cautionary note as we once again negotiate the bounds of American federalism and public policy
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DLC
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Mettler, Suzanne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1426
LC item number
.M47 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Dividing citizens : gender and federalism in New Deal public policy, Suzanne Mettler
Instantiates
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
Control code
38948286
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780801485466
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98018218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Dividing citizens : gender and federalism in New Deal public policy, Suzanne Mettler
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
Control code
38948286
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780801485466
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98018218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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