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Women and Poverty : Psychology, Public Policy, and Social Justice.

Author: Heather E Bullock
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013.
Series: Contemporary Social Issues and Interventions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Women and Poverty analyzes the social and structural factors that contribute to, and legitimize, class inequity and women's poverty. In doing so, the book provides a unique documentation of women's experiences of poverty and classism at the individual and interpersonal levels. Provides readers with a critical analysis of the social and structural factors that contribute to women's povertyUses a multidisciplinary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bullock, Heather E.
Women and Poverty : Psychology, Public Policy, and Social Justice.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heather E Bullock
ISBN: 9781118378762 1118378768
OCLC Number: 862828718
Notes: Promoting Economic Justice: The Need for a Class-Conscious Psychology.
Description: 1 online resource (210 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; About the Author; 1: Women and Poverty: An Ongoing Crisis; Women, Poverty, and Rising Economic Inequality; The Feminization of Poverty; Measuring Poverty: The Debates Behind the Numbers; The Feminization of Homelessness; Organization of This Book; Overarching Goals; 2: Structural Sources of Women's Poverty and Homelessness; Sources of Women's Poverty; Caregiving, Motherhood, and the Price of Unpaid Labor; Women in the Paid Labor Market: Progress, Pitfalls, and Poverty; Penalizing Single Motherhood. Implications of Attributions for Low-Income Women and their FamiliesIntergroup Differences in Attributions; Explanations for Attributional Patterns; Attributions and Social Policy: The Justification of Economic Inequality; Summary; The Tenacity of Classist Attitudes and Beliefs; Unpacking Classism; Classism and Its Consequences for Everyday Interactions; Initiatives to Reduce Classist Bias: Barriers to Attitude Change; Concluding Thoughts; 4: Welfare Reform at 15 and Beyond: How Are Low-Income Women and Families Faring?; Welfare Reform: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Contextualizing Welfare Reform Evaluation ResearchIs Welfare Reform a Success?; Providing for Needy Families?; Ending "Dependence": At What Cost?; Whose Family Values? TANF and Family Formation; Breaking the Cycle of Women and Children Last; 5: Low-Income Women, Critical Resistance, and Welfare Rights Activism; Welfare Rights Activism; Necessary in the 1960s and 1970s, Necessary Now; Barriers and Correlates of Collective Action; Individualism, Belief in Meritocracy, and the American Dream; Beliefs about Social Mobility; The Current Study; Method; Participants; Context; Procedure; Analysis. FindingsRadicalizing Experiences of Interpersonal and Institutional Classism; Structural Beliefs about Inequality and the Oppressiveness of Interclass Relations; Collective Responsibility for Fighting for Economic Injustice; Economic Justice for Poor Women; Acknowledgments; 6: Women and Economic Justice: Pitfalls, Possibilities, and Promise; Reordering Our Values: Re-Visioning Democracy and Social Policy; Economic Justice and Feminist Values; Fighting for Economic Justice in a "Winner-Take-All-Society"; Changing the Focus: Reframing Poverty Discourse.
Series Title: Contemporary Social Issues and Interventions.

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Appealing to both graduate and upper-level undergraduate course in psychology, sociology, social work, political science, and many interdisciplinary areas, Women and Poverty provides a social  Read more...

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