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Raising government children : a history of foster care and the American welfare state

Author: Catherine E Rymph
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing the evolution of the modern American foster care system from its inception in the 1930s through the 1970s, Catherine Rymph argues that deeply gendered, domestic ideals, implicit assumptions about the relative value of poor children, and the complex public/private nature of American welfare provision fuelled the cultural resistance to funding maternal and parental care.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine E Rymph
ISBN: 9781469635651 1469635658 9781469635668 1469635666
OCLC Number: 1038175913
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2017.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Into the family life of strangers : the origins of foster family care --
The New Deal, family security, and the emergence of a public child welfare system --
Helping America's orphans of war --
Providing love and care : foster parents as parents --
The hard-to-place child : family pathology, race, and poverty --
Compensated motherhood and the state : foster parents as workers --
Poverty, punishment, and public assistance : reorienting foster family care.
Responsibility: Catherine E. Rymph.

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Rymph's major contribution is putting these foster parents and their labor at the center of her story. She also provides an important gender analysis of the roles of both foster mothers and Read more...

 
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