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The Resource Not working : Latina immigrants, low-wage jobs, and the failure of welfare reform, Alejandra Marchevsky and Jeanne Theoharis

Not working : Latina immigrants, low-wage jobs, and the failure of welfare reform, Alejandra Marchevsky and Jeanne Theoharis

Label
Not working : Latina immigrants, low-wage jobs, and the failure of welfare reform
Title
Not working
Title remainder
Latina immigrants, low-wage jobs, and the failure of welfare reform
Statement of responsibility
Alejandra Marchevsky and Jeanne Theoharis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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 first" policies now enacted impose time limits and mandate work requirements for those receiving public assistance, yet fail to offer real job training or needed childcare options, ultimately causing many families to fall deeper below the poverty line. Not Working shows that the new "welfare-to-work" regime has produced tremendous instability and insecurity for these women and their children. Moreover, the authors argue that the new politics of welfare enable greater infringements of rights and liberty for many of America's most vulnerable and constitute a crucial component of the broader assault on American citizenship. In short, the new welfare is not working"--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marchevsky, Alejandra
Dewey number
362.5/84
Index
index present
LC call number
HV95
LC item number
.M2737 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Theoharis, Jeanne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public welfare
  • Mexican American women
  • Mexican American women
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Welfare recipients
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Program)
  • United States.
Label
Not working : Latina immigrants, low-wage jobs, and the failure of welfare reform, Alejandra Marchevsky and Jeanne Theoharis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-295) 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
Introduction: Latinas on the fault lines of citizenship -- PART I: NEITHER A HANDUP NOR A HANDOUT: Ending welfare: new nativism and the triumph of post-civil rights politics -- Powers in the suburbs: race and redevelopment policy in Long Beach -- PART II: ANY JOB AT ANY WAGE: Tough love in L.A. County: the failure of welfare-to-work -- The myth of welfare dependency: caught between welfare and work -- "It's not what you choose, but where they send you": inside personal responsibility -- Conclusion: The emperor's new welfare: reassessing the "success" of welfare reform
Control code
62089873
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9780814757109
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005029382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780814757093
  • 9780814757109
Label
Not working : Latina immigrants, low-wage jobs, and the failure of welfare reform, Alejandra Marchevsky and Jeanne Theoharis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-295) 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
Introduction: Latinas on the fault lines of citizenship -- PART I: NEITHER A HANDUP NOR A HANDOUT: Ending welfare: new nativism and the triumph of post-civil rights politics -- Powers in the suburbs: race and redevelopment policy in Long Beach -- PART II: ANY JOB AT ANY WAGE: Tough love in L.A. County: the failure of welfare-to-work -- The myth of welfare dependency: caught between welfare and work -- "It's not what you choose, but where they send you": inside personal responsibility -- Conclusion: The emperor's new welfare: reassessing the "success" of welfare reform
Control code
62089873
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9780814757109
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005029382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780814757093
  • 9780814757109

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