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The Resource Race and the politics of welfare reform, edited by Sanford F. Schram, Joe Soss, and Richard C. Fording

Race and the politics of welfare reform, edited by Sanford F. Schram, Joe Soss, and Richard C. Fording

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Race and the politics of welfare reform
Title
Race and the politics of welfare reform
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sanford F. Schram, Joe Soss, and Richard C. Fording
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
It's hard to imagine discussing welfare policy without discussing race, yet all too often this uncomfortable factor is avoided or simply ignored. Sometimes the relationship between welfare and race is treated as so self-evident as to need no further attention; equally often, race in the context of welfare is glossed over, lest it raise hard questions about racism in American society as a whole. Either way, ducking the issue misrepresents the facts and misleads the public and policy-makers alike. Many scholars have addressed specific aspects of this subject, but until now there has been no single integrated overview. Race and the Politics of Welfare Reform is designed to fill this need and provide a forum for a range of voices and perspectives that reaffirm the key role race has played--and continues to play--in our approach to poverty. The essays collected here offer a systematic, step-by-step approach to the issue. Part 1 traces the evolution of welfare from the 1930s to the sweeping Clinton-era reforms, providing a historical context within which to consider today's attitudes and strategies. Part 2 looks at media representation and public perception, observing, for instance, that although blacks accounted for only about one-third of America's poor from 1967 to 1992, they featured in nearly two-thirds of news stories on poverty, a bias inevitably reflected in public attitudes. Part 3 discusses public discourse, asking questions like "Whose voices get heard and why?" and "What does 'race' mean to different constituencies?" For although "old-fashioned" racism has been replaced by euphemism, many of the same underlying prejudices still drive welfare debates--and indeed are all the more pernicious for being unspoken. Part 4 examines policy choices and implementation, showing how even the best-intentioned reform often simply displaces institutional inequities to the individual level--bias exercised case by case but no less discriminatory in effect. Part 5 explores the effects of welfare reform and the implications of transferring policy-making to the states, where local politics and increasing use of referendum balloting introduce new, often unpredictable concerns. Finally, Frances Fox Piven's concluding commentary, "Why Welfare Is Racist," offers a provocative response to the views expressed in the pages that have gone before--intended not as a "last word" but rather as the opening argument in an ongoing, necessary, and newly envisioned national debate. Sanford Schram is Visiting Professor of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Joe Soss teaches in the Department of Government at the Graduate school of Public Affairs, American University, Washington, D.C. Richard Fording is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Kentucky
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digitized
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1967-
  • 1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schram, Sanford
  • Soss, Joe
  • Fording, Richard C.
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  • Public welfare
  • Welfare recipients
  • Social service and race relations
  • Racism
  • Aide sociale
  • Aide sociale
  • Service social et relations raciales
  • Racisme
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Public welfare
  • Racism
  • Social service and race relations
  • Welfare recipients
  • United States
Label
Race and the politics of welfare reform, edited by Sanford F. Schram, Joe Soss, and Richard C. Fording
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-368) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How the poor became Black : the racialization of American poverty in the mass media
  • Martin Gilens
  • Race matters : the impact of news coverage of welfare reform on public opinion
  • James M. Avery and Mark Peffley
  • Racial context, public attitudes, and welfare effort in the American states
  • Martin Johnson
  • DISCOURSE
  • Queens, teens, and model mothers : race, gender, and the discourse of welfare reform
  • Holloway Sparks
  • Putting a Black face on welfare : the good and the bad
  • HISTORY
  • Sanford F. Schram
  • POLICY CHOICE AND IMPLEMENTATION
  • Hard line and the color line : race, welfare, and the roots of get-tough reform
  • Joe Soss [and others]
  • Contemporary approaches to enduring challenges : using performance measures to promote racial equality under TANF
  • Susan Tinsley Gooden
  • BEYOND WELFARE REFORM : RACE & SOCIAL POLICY IN THE STATES
  • Race/ethnicity and referenda on redistributive health care policy
  • Caroline J. Tolbert and Gertrude A. Steuernagel
  • Racial/ethnic diversity and states' public policies : social policies as context for welfare policies
  • Race and the limits of solidarity : American welfare state development in comparative perspective
  • Rodney E. Hero
  • COMMENTARY
  • Why welfare is racist
  • Frances Fox Piven
  • Robert C. Lieberman
  • Ghettos, fiscal federalism, and welfare reform
  • Michael K. Brown
  • "Laboratories of democracy" or symbolic politics? : the racial origins of welfare reform
  • Richard C. Fording
  • MASS MEDIA AND MASS ATTITUDES
Control code
ocn613205626
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 382 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780472025510
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt1d3kmmp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)613205626
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Race and the politics of welfare reform, edited by Sanford F. Schram, Joe Soss, and Richard C. Fording
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-368) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How the poor became Black : the racialization of American poverty in the mass media
  • Martin Gilens
  • Race matters : the impact of news coverage of welfare reform on public opinion
  • James M. Avery and Mark Peffley
  • Racial context, public attitudes, and welfare effort in the American states
  • Martin Johnson
  • DISCOURSE
  • Queens, teens, and model mothers : race, gender, and the discourse of welfare reform
  • Holloway Sparks
  • Putting a Black face on welfare : the good and the bad
  • HISTORY
  • Sanford F. Schram
  • POLICY CHOICE AND IMPLEMENTATION
  • Hard line and the color line : race, welfare, and the roots of get-tough reform
  • Joe Soss [and others]
  • Contemporary approaches to enduring challenges : using performance measures to promote racial equality under TANF
  • Susan Tinsley Gooden
  • BEYOND WELFARE REFORM : RACE & SOCIAL POLICY IN THE STATES
  • Race/ethnicity and referenda on redistributive health care policy
  • Caroline J. Tolbert and Gertrude A. Steuernagel
  • Racial/ethnic diversity and states' public policies : social policies as context for welfare policies
  • Race and the limits of solidarity : American welfare state development in comparative perspective
  • Rodney E. Hero
  • COMMENTARY
  • Why welfare is racist
  • Frances Fox Piven
  • Robert C. Lieberman
  • Ghettos, fiscal federalism, and welfare reform
  • Michael K. Brown
  • "Laboratories of democracy" or symbolic politics? : the racial origins of welfare reform
  • Richard C. Fording
  • MASS MEDIA AND MASS ATTITUDES
Control code
ocn613205626
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 382 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472025510
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d3kmmp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)613205626
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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