The Resource The wages of motherhood : inequality in the welfare state, 1917-1942, Gwendolyn Mink

The wages of motherhood : inequality in the welfare state, 1917-1942, Gwendolyn Mink

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The wages of motherhood : inequality in the welfare state, 1917-1942
Title
The wages of motherhood
Title remainder
inequality in the welfare state, 1917-1942
Statement of responsibility
Gwendolyn Mink
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Entering the vigorous debate about the nature of the American welfare state, The Wages of Motherhood illuminates ways in which a "maternalist" social policy emerged from the crucible of gender and racial politics between the world wars. Gwendolyn Mink here examines the cultural dynamics of maternalist social policy, which have often been overlooked by institutional and class analyses of the welfare state. Mink maintains that the movement for welfare provisions, while resulting in important gains, reinforced existing patterns of gender and racial inequality. She explores how Anglo American women reformers, as they gained increasing political recognition, promoted an ideology of domesticity that became the core of maternalist social policy. Focusing on reformers such as Jane Addams, Grace Abbott, Katherine Lenroot, and Frances Perkins, Mink shows how they helped shape a social policy premised on moral character and cultural conformity rather than universal entitlement
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Mink, Gwendolyn
Index
index present
LC call number
HV699
LC item number
.M525 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • New Deal
  • Maternal and infant welfare
  • Motherhood
  • Poor women
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Economic history
  • Maternal and infant welfare
  • Motherhood
  • Poor women
  • Verzorgingsstaat
  • Moederschapszorg
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The wages of motherhood : inequality in the welfare state, 1917-1942, Gwendolyn Mink
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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
The promise of Motherhood: maternalist social policy between the wars -- Wages for Motherhood: Mothers' pensions and cultural reform -- "A baby saved is a citizen gained": infancy protection and maternal reform -- Schooling for Motherhood: woman's role and "American" culture in the curriculum -- Cultural reform across the color line: maternalists and the politics of educational provision -- Maternalism in the New Deal Welfare State: women's dependency, racial inequality, and the Icon of welfare Motherhood -- Wage earning or Motherhood: maternalist Labor policy during World Warr II -- Post maternalist welfare politics
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 198 pages
Isbn
9780801422348
Lccn
94039190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31408733
  • (OCoLC)ocm31408733
Label
The wages of motherhood : inequality in the welfare state, 1917-1942, Gwendolyn Mink
Link
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
The promise of Motherhood: maternalist social policy between the wars -- Wages for Motherhood: Mothers' pensions and cultural reform -- "A baby saved is a citizen gained": infancy protection and maternal reform -- Schooling for Motherhood: woman's role and "American" culture in the curriculum -- Cultural reform across the color line: maternalists and the politics of educational provision -- Maternalism in the New Deal Welfare State: women's dependency, racial inequality, and the Icon of welfare Motherhood -- Wage earning or Motherhood: maternalist Labor policy during World Warr II -- Post maternalist welfare politics
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 198 pages
Isbn
9780801422348
Lccn
94039190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31408733
  • (OCoLC)ocm31408733

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