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Women at the Margins : Neglect, Punishment, and Resistance

By: Garner, J Dianne.
Contributor(s): Sarri, Rosemary | Figueira-Mcdonough, Josefina.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (441 p.).ISBN: 9781136578243.Subject(s): Sex discrimination against women -- United States | Women -- United States -- Economic conditions | Women -- United States -- Social conditions | Women -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women at the Margins : Neglect, Punishment, and ResistanceDDC classification: 305.42/0973 | 305.420973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Women at the Margins; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; About the Editors; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction to Art and Women at the Margins; Why Art?; Chapter 1. Increasing Inequality: The Ascendancy of Neoconservatism and Institutional Exclusion of Poor Women; The Laissez-Faire Myth, the Neoconservatives, and the Liberal Model of Welfare; The American Gulag: Extending the Net of Control; The Added Oppression of Women Behind Bars; Neglect, Punishment, and Resistance of Marginalized Women
SECTION I: INCREASING THE DUAL CONTROL OF WOMEN AND DISTORTING THEIR STRENGTHChapter 2. Welfare Reform: Tightening the Screws; Welfare in "Crisis": 1960s-1996; The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA); The Work-First Strategy; The Future; Chapter 3. The Forgotten Group: Women in Prisons and Jails; Introduction; Background; Women and Crime; Behavior and Attitudes of Women in Prison; History of the Incarceration of Women; Characteristics of Female Offenders; Conclusions and Recommendations
Chapter 4. The Storm Is Passing Over: Marginalized African-American WomenAfrican Cultural Legacies; Demographic Changes; Family Structure; Roles of Males in Families; Marginalization and Urban Sprawl; The Passing Storm; SECTION II: BLOCKAGES TO AUTONOMY; Chapter 5. The Controllers and the Controlled; The Controllers and the Controlled in Political-Economic Context; Forms and Context of Control; Policy Framework of Control: Personal Responsibility and TANF; Practice Framework of Control: Welfare Workers and Welfare Recipients; Policy Framework of Control: The Get-Tough Policy
Practice Framework of Control: Relations Between Guards and PrisonersProspects for the Future; Chapter 6. Welfare Reform Now That We Know It: Enforcing Women's Poverty and Preventing Self-Sufficiency; The Centrality of Motherhood and Family Preservation; Mothers, Work, and Welfare: Not a New Combination; The Impact of the 1996 Welfare Reform: Work Requirements and Time Limits; Evaluating the Economic Resources of Families PostWelfare; Chapter 7. Low-Income Women and Housing: Where Will They Live?; Roots of the Crisis: Structural and Personal Factors; Affordable Housing Programs
The Housing Affordability SqueezeHousing Is a Women's Issue; SECTION III: GENDER, AGE, AND HEALTH INTERACTIONS; Chapter 8. Triple Jeopardy: Women Marginalized by Substance Abuse, Poverty, and Incarceration; Introduction; Vicious Cycles and Downward Spirals; Substance Use and Abuse Among Women: Closing the Gender Gap; Differences in the "Addiction Careers" of Men and Women; Policies of Neglect and Punishment Toward Women with Substance Abuse Problems; Bringing an End to Vicious Cycles and Downward Spirals; Finding the Will to Change Women's Lives
Chapter 9. Life at the Margins: Older Women Living in Poverty
Summary: A sobering look at women at the edges of society, Women at the Margins: Neglect, Punishment, and Resistance addresses the barriers that isolate them from the mainstream, strip them or their citizenship, and render them expendable. Mixing detailed research with poetry, art, and prose created by marginalized women, the book makes a compelling argument for social change. It is an essential resource for sociology, social work, legal and penal system professionals, and academics.
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Cover; Women at the Margins; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; About the Editors; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction to Art and Women at the Margins; Why Art?; Chapter 1. Increasing Inequality: The Ascendancy of Neoconservatism and Institutional Exclusion of Poor Women; The Laissez-Faire Myth, the Neoconservatives, and the Liberal Model of Welfare; The American Gulag: Extending the Net of Control; The Added Oppression of Women Behind Bars; Neglect, Punishment, and Resistance of Marginalized Women

SECTION I: INCREASING THE DUAL CONTROL OF WOMEN AND DISTORTING THEIR STRENGTHChapter 2. Welfare Reform: Tightening the Screws; Welfare in "Crisis": 1960s-1996; The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA); The Work-First Strategy; The Future; Chapter 3. The Forgotten Group: Women in Prisons and Jails; Introduction; Background; Women and Crime; Behavior and Attitudes of Women in Prison; History of the Incarceration of Women; Characteristics of Female Offenders; Conclusions and Recommendations

Chapter 4. The Storm Is Passing Over: Marginalized African-American WomenAfrican Cultural Legacies; Demographic Changes; Family Structure; Roles of Males in Families; Marginalization and Urban Sprawl; The Passing Storm; SECTION II: BLOCKAGES TO AUTONOMY; Chapter 5. The Controllers and the Controlled; The Controllers and the Controlled in Political-Economic Context; Forms and Context of Control; Policy Framework of Control: Personal Responsibility and TANF; Practice Framework of Control: Welfare Workers and Welfare Recipients; Policy Framework of Control: The Get-Tough Policy

Practice Framework of Control: Relations Between Guards and PrisonersProspects for the Future; Chapter 6. Welfare Reform Now That We Know It: Enforcing Women's Poverty and Preventing Self-Sufficiency; The Centrality of Motherhood and Family Preservation; Mothers, Work, and Welfare: Not a New Combination; The Impact of the 1996 Welfare Reform: Work Requirements and Time Limits; Evaluating the Economic Resources of Families PostWelfare; Chapter 7. Low-Income Women and Housing: Where Will They Live?; Roots of the Crisis: Structural and Personal Factors; Affordable Housing Programs

The Housing Affordability SqueezeHousing Is a Women's Issue; SECTION III: GENDER, AGE, AND HEALTH INTERACTIONS; Chapter 8. Triple Jeopardy: Women Marginalized by Substance Abuse, Poverty, and Incarceration; Introduction; Vicious Cycles and Downward Spirals; Substance Use and Abuse Among Women: Closing the Gender Gap; Differences in the "Addiction Careers" of Men and Women; Policies of Neglect and Punishment Toward Women with Substance Abuse Problems; Bringing an End to Vicious Cycles and Downward Spirals; Finding the Will to Change Women's Lives

Chapter 9. Life at the Margins: Older Women Living in Poverty

A sobering look at women at the edges of society, Women at the Margins: Neglect, Punishment, and Resistance addresses the barriers that isolate them from the mainstream, strip them or their citizenship, and render them expendable. Mixing detailed research with poetry, art, and prose created by marginalized women, the book makes a compelling argument for social change. It is an essential resource for sociology, social work, legal and penal system professionals, and academics.

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