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The Resource Visions of poverty : welfare policy and political imagination, Robert Asen

Visions of poverty : welfare policy and political imagination, Robert Asen

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Visions of poverty : welfare policy and political imagination
Title
Visions of poverty
Title remainder
welfare policy and political imagination
Statement of responsibility
Robert Asen
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Language
eng
Summary
Images of poverty shape the debate surrounding it. In 1996, then President Bill Clinton signed welfare reform legislation repealing the principal federal program providing monetary assistance to poor families, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). With the president's signature this originally non-controversial program became the only title of the 1935 Social Security Act to be repealed. The legislation culminated a retrenchment era in welfare policy beginning in the early 1980s. To understand completely the welfare policy debates of the last half of the 20th Century, the various images of poor people that were present must be considered. Visions of Poverty explores these images and the policy debates of the retrenchment era, recounting the ways in which images of the poor appeared in these debates, relaying shifts in images that took place over time, and revealing how images functioned in policy debates to advantage some positions and disadvantage others. Looking to the future, Visions of Poverty demonstrates that any future policy agenda must first come to terms with the vivid, disabling images of the poor that continue to circulate. In debating future reforms, participants-whose ranks should include potential recipients-ought to imagine poor people anew. This ground breaking study in policymaking and cultural imagination will be of particular interest to scholars in rhetorical studies, political science, history, and public policy
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digitized
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OCLCE
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1968-
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Asen, Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rhetoric and public affairs series
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  • Public welfare
  • Poverty
  • Aide sociale
  • Pauvreté
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Poverty
  • Public welfare
  • United States
  • Sozialpolitik
  • Armut
  • USA
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Visions of poverty : welfare policy and political imagination, Robert Asen
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Publication
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file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-312) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Imagining others in public policy debate -- Cross-purposes and divided populations: the historical contradictions of poverty discourse -- Reducing welfare -- Reorienting welfare -- Repealing welfare -- Imagining an inclusive political community
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ocn606677555
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (325 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780870138874
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rdamedia
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22573/ctt6xtq8f
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  • preservation
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(OCoLC)606677555
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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
Visions of poverty : welfare policy and political imagination, Robert Asen
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-312) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imagining others in public policy debate -- Cross-purposes and divided populations: the historical contradictions of poverty discourse -- Reducing welfare -- Reorienting welfare -- Repealing welfare -- Imagining an inclusive political community
Control code
ocn606677555
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780870138874
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6xtq8f
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606677555
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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