Welfare policy : feminist critiques /
edited by Elizabeth M. Bounds, Pamela K. Brubaker, and Mary E. Hobgood.
Eugene : Wipf and Stock, 2010.
xvi, 238 pages ; 23 cm.
1608992314 (pbk.), 9781608992317 (pbk.)
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Eugene : Wipf and Stock, 2010.
1608992314 (pbk.)
9781608992317 (pbk.)
contents note
Foreword / Beverly W. Harrison -- Welfare "reform": a war against the poor / Elizabeth M. Bounds, Pamela K. Brubaker, Mary E. Hobgood -- Making women and children matter: a feminist theological ethic confronts welfare policy / Pamela K. Brubaker -- Liberation from the welfare trap? / Ellen Ott Marshall -- Decentering poverty / Ruth L. Smith -- Rational man and feminist economists on welfare reform / Carol S. Robb -- The production of character: a feminist response to the communitarian focus on family / Gloria H. Albrecht -- Family values and working alliances: the question of hatred and public policy / Janet R. Jakobsen -- Agenda for the churches: uprooting a national policy of morally stigmatizing poor single black moms / Traci C. West -- Welfare as a family value: conflicting notions of family in Protestant welfare responses / Elizabeth M. Bounds -- Poor women, work, and the U.S. Catholic bishops: discerning myth from reality in welfare reform / Mary E. Hobgood -- Face to face: transforming faith-based outreach / Joan Sakalas -- Economics, ethics, and the everyday: reflections from another shore / Ada María Isasi-Díaz -- Welfare in the age of spectacles / Emilie M. Townes.
general note
Reprint. Originally published: Cleveland, Ohio : Pilgrim Press, 1999.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Elizabeth M. Bounds is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Pamela K. Brubaker is Associate Professor of Religion, California Lutheran University. Mary E. Hobgood is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Main Description
Welfare Policy: Feminist Critiques looks behind the political-moral mask to explore the issues at stake for women and children in the welfare debate. Book jacket.
Main Description
Welfare Policyis for me an occasion for rejoicing. Grounded in the present public controversy over so-called welfare reform, these chapters . . . model a genre of feminist ethics, informed normatively by radical readings of Christian or related religious traditions. This book is distinctive, however, because its theological perspective is profoundly and unapologetically political, rooted in an advocacy stance for a policy that aims at women's well-being. --Beverly W. Harrison, from the ForewordWelfare Policy: Feminist Critiqueslooks behind the political-moral mask to explore the issues at stake for women and children in the welfare debate.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Contributorsp. xv
Welfare "Reform": A War against the Poorp. 1
Theological and Philosophical Ethical Frameworks
Making Women and Children Matter: A Feminist Theological Ethic Confronts Welfare Policyp. 25
Liberation from the Welfare Trap?p. 47
Decentering Povertyp. 60
Rational Man and Feminist Economists on Welfare Reformp. 77
Race, Class, and Family Values
The Production of Character: A Feminist Response to the Communitarian Focus on Familyp. 95
Family Values and Working Alliances: The Question of Hatred and Public Policyp. 109
Agenda for the Churches: Uprooting a National Policy of Morally Stigmatizing Poor Single Black Momsp. 133
Analysis of Responses of Churches and Activists
Welfare as a Family Value: Conflicting Notions of Family in Protestant Welfare Responsesp. 157
Poor Women, Work, and the U.S. Catholic Bishops: Discerning Myth from Reality in Welfare Reformp. 175
Face to Face: Transforming Faith-Based Outreachp. 201
Economics, Ethics, and the Everyday: Reflections from Another Shorep. 215
Welfare in the Age of Spectaclesp. 225
Resourcesp. 233
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