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Not Working : Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare Reform

By: Marchevsky, Alejandra.
Contributor(s): Theoharis, Jeanne.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (320 p.).ISBN: 9780814761311.Subject(s): Immigrants -- California -- Long Beach -- Economic conditions | Immigrants -- California -- Long Beach -- Social conditions | Mexican American women -- California -- Long Beach -- Economic conditions | Mexican American women -- California -- Long Beach -- Social conditions | Public welfare --Political aspects -- United States | Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Program) | United States. Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 | Welfare recipients -- Employment -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Not Working : Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare ReformDDC classification: 362.5/84 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Latinas on the Fault Lines of Citizenship; Part I. Neither a Hand Up nor a Handout; 1 Ending Welfare: New Nativism andthe Triumph of Post-Civil Rights Politics; 2 Poverty in the Suburbs:Race and Redevelopment Policy in Long Beach; Part II. Any Job at Any Wage; 3 Tough Love in L.A. County:The Failure of Welfare-to-Work; 4 The Myth of Welfare Dependency:Caught between Welfare and Work; 5 "It's Not What You Choose, but Where TheySend You": Inside Personal Responsibility; Conclusion: The Emperor's New Welfare: Reassessing the "Success" of Welfare Reform
NotesIndex; About the Authors
Summary: Not Working chronicles the devastating effects of the 1996 welfare reform legislation that ended welfare as we know it. For those who now receive public assistance, "work" means pleading with supervisors for full-time hours, juggling ever-changing work schedules, and shuffling between dead-end jobs that leave one physically and psychically exhausted. Through vivid story-telling and pointed analysis, Not Working profiles the day-to-day struggles of Mexican immigrant women in the Los Angeles area, showing the increased vulnerability they face in the welfare office and labor market. The new "work
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Latinas on the Fault Lines of Citizenship; Part I. Neither a Hand Up nor a Handout; 1 Ending Welfare: New Nativism andthe Triumph of Post-Civil Rights Politics; 2 Poverty in the Suburbs:Race and Redevelopment Policy in Long Beach; Part II. Any Job at Any Wage; 3 Tough Love in L.A. County:The Failure of Welfare-to-Work; 4 The Myth of Welfare Dependency:Caught between Welfare and Work; 5 "It's Not What You Choose, but Where TheySend You": Inside Personal Responsibility; Conclusion: The Emperor's New Welfare: Reassessing the "Success" of Welfare Reform

NotesIndex; About the Authors

Not Working chronicles the devastating effects of the 1996 welfare reform legislation that ended welfare as we know it. For those who now receive public assistance, "work" means pleading with supervisors for full-time hours, juggling ever-changing work schedules, and shuffling between dead-end jobs that leave one physically and psychically exhausted. Through vivid story-telling and pointed analysis, Not Working profiles the day-to-day struggles of Mexican immigrant women in the Los Angeles area, showing the increased vulnerability they face in the welfare office and labor market. The new "work

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The collaborative, progressive scholarly team of Marchevsky (liberal studies, California State Univ., Los Angeles) and Theoharis (political science, Brooklyn College, SUNY) present ethnographic research--inclusive of political economy, history, and analysis of representation--culminating in a benchmarking, thorough accounting of the Latina immigrant experience and hypocrisy of post-civil rights era politically shaped welfare reform's failure in the US, as evidenced in Southern California. The authors reveal courageously candid implications relative to citizenship, disfranchisement, nativism, poverty, welfare caseworker discriminatory practices, language of ideology, and individual opportunity. This is a scholarly, professional critique of social science research paradigms generally, and poverty knowledge industry and associated applied policy research in particular. No bibliography, but useful and outstanding detail-oriented endnotes. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Researchers/faculty, professionals/practitioners, policy makers, and graduate students. A. A. Sisneros University of Illinois at Springfield

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