By Mimi Abramovitz
Widely praised as a superb contribution to social welfare and feminist scholarship, Regulating the Lives of Women (1988, 1996) used to be one of many first books to use a race and gender lens to the U.S. welfare country. the 1st variations effectively uncovered how myths and stereotypes equipped into welfare kingdom ideas and rules outline girls as "deserving" or "undeserving" of aid depending on their race, category, gender, and marital prestige. in line with huge new learn, the preface to this 3rd version explains the increase of Neoliberal guidelines within the mid-1970s, the recommendations deployed due to the fact then to dismantle the welfare kingdom, and the effect of this sea switch on girls and the welfare country after 1996. released upon the 20 th anniversary of "welfare reform," Regulating the Lives of Women deals a well timed reminder that public coverage maintains to punish terrible ladies, specially unmarried mothers-of-color for departing from prescribed spouse and mom roles.
The e-book will attract undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate scholars of social paintings, sociology, historical past, public coverage, political technology, and girls, gender, and black reviews – in addition to today’s researchers and activists.