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Title Deserving and entitled : social constructions and public policy / edited by Anne L. Schneider and Helen M. Ingram
Published Albany : State University of New York, ©2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 371 pages)
Series SUNY series in public policy
SUNY series in public policy
Contents Introduction: Public policy and the social construction of deservedness / Helen M. Ingram, Anne L. Schneider -- PART I. HISTORICAL ROOTS OF CONSTRUCTIONS OF DERSERVEDNESS AND ENTITLEMENT -- Constructing and entitling America's original veterans / Laura S. Jensen -- Constructing the democratic citizen: idiocy and insanity in American suffrage law / Kay Schriner -- From 'problem minority' to 'model minority': the changing social construction of Japanese Americans / Stephanie J. DiAlto -- PART II. CONGRESSIONAL DISCOURSE: FORGING LINES OF DIVISION BETWEEN DESERVING AND UNDESERVING -- Contested images of race and place: the politics of housing discrimination / Mara S. Sidney -- 'It is not a question of being anti-immigration': categories of deservedness in immigration policy making / Lina Newton -- PART III. NONPROFITS, NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS, AND THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF DESERVEDNESS -- The construction of client identities in a post-welfare social service program: the double bind of microenterprise development / Nancy Jurik, Julie Cowgill -- Deservedness in poor neighborhoods: a morality struggle / Michelle Camou -- PART IV. CONSTRUCTIONS BY MORAL ENTREPRENEURS AND POLICY ANALYSTS -- From perception to public policy: translating social constructions into policy designs / Sean Nicholson-Crotty, Kenneth J. Meier -- Jezebels, matriarchs, and welfare queens: the Moynihan Report of 1965 and the social construction of African-American women in welfare policy / Dionne Bensonsmith -- Putting a black face on welfare: the good and the bad / Sanford F. Schram -- PART V. SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONS, IDENTITY, CITIZENSHIP, AND PARTICIPATION -- Making clients and citizens: welfare policy as a source of status, belief, and action / Joe Soss
Summary "Public policy in the United States is marked by a contradiction between the American ideal of equality and the reality of an underclass of marginalized and disadvantaged people who are widely viewed as undeserving and incapable. Deserving and Entitled provides a close inspection of many different policy arenas showing how the use of power and the manipulation of images have made it appear both natural and appropriate that some target populations benefit from policy, while others do not."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Social groups -- Political aspects -- United States
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- General.
Politics and government
Social groups -- Political aspects.
United States -- Politics and government
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Schneider, Anne L
Ingram, Helen M., 1937-
LC no. 2004044245
ISBN 1423743776 (electronic bk.)
9781423743774 (electronic bk.)
0791463419 (alk. paper)
9780791463413 (alk. paper)
0791463427 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791463420 (pbk. ; alk. paper)