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Caring for America : home health workers in the shadow of the welfare state

Author: Eileen Boris; Jennifer Klein
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eileen Boris; Jennifer Klein
ISBN: 9780195329117 0195329112
OCLC Number: 817932854
Description: xxii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Neither nurses nor maids : New Deal origins --
Rehabilitative missions : social welfare and medical models of home care --
Caring for the Great Society : the war on poverty discovers the service sector --
Welfare wars, seventies style : from disability rights to Neo-Liberalism --
Take us out of slavery : household employees become home attendants --
The union is us : organizing in the age of Reagan --
We were the invisible workforce : the triumph of SEIU --
Epilogue : rethinking home care : respect, dignity, and social rights.
Other Titles: Home health workers in the shadow of the welfare state
Responsibility: Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein.

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The athors have skillfully and forcefully demonstrated that if a society actually values caring, then we need to attend to those who care as much as to those who are cared for. * Andrew Morris, Read more...

 
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