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Mink, Gwendolyn 1952-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 99 publications in 1 language and 6,671 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator
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Most widely held works by Gwendolyn Mink
Poverty in the United States : an encyclopedia of history, politics, and policy by Gwendolyn Mink( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy follows the history of poverty in the United States, with an emphasis on the 20th century, and examines the evolvement of public policy and the impact of critical movements in social welfare such as the New Deal, the War on Poverty, and, more recently, the "end of welfare as we know it." Encompassing the contributions of hundreds of experts, including historians, sociologists, and political scientists, this resource provides a much broader level of information than previous, highly selective works. With approximately 300 alphabetically organized topics, it covers topics and issues ranging from affirmative action to the Bracero Program, the Great Depression, living wage campaigns, to domestic abuse and unemployment. Other entries describe and analyze the definitions and explanations of poverty, the relationship of the welfare state to poverty, and the political responses by the poor, middle-class professionals, and the policy elite
Welfare's end by Gwendolyn Mink( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her analysis of the thirty-year campaign to reform and ultimately to end welfare, Gwendolyn Mink levels a searing indictment of anti-welfare politicians' assault on poor mothers. Mink explores how and why we should cure the unique inequality of poor single mothers by reorienting the emphasis of welfare policy away from regulating mothers to rewarding the work they do. Showing how welfare reform harms women, Mink invites the design of policies to promote gender justice
The wages of motherhood : inequality in the welfare state, 1917-1942 by Gwendolyn Mink( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entering the vigorous debate about the nature of the American welfare state, The Wages of Motherhood illuminates ways in which a "maternalist" social policy emerged from the crucible of gender and racial politics between the world wars. Gwendolyn Mink here examines the cultural dynamics of maternalist social policy, which have often been overlooked by institutional and class analyses of the welfare state. Mink maintains that the movement for welfare provisions, while resulting in important gains, reinforced existing patterns of gender and racial inequality. She explores how Anglo American women reformers, as they gained increasing political recognition, promoted an ideology of domesticity that became the core of maternalist social policy. Focusing on reformers such as Jane Addams, Grace Abbott, Katherine Lenroot, and Frances Perkins, Mink shows how they helped shape a social policy premised on moral character and cultural conformity rather than universal entitlement
Hostile environment : the political betrayal of sexually harassed women by Gwendolyn Mink( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sometimes scathing, Hostile Environment provides a fresh perspective on the recent politics of sexual harassment. It also provides a highly personal perspective. Firsthand knowledge of the injuries caused by sexual harassment and its aftermath has left Mink with an abiding interest in this volatile issues and with a desire to safeguard the rights of sexually harassed women - especially the most economically vulnerable among them"--Jacket
Whose welfare?( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old labor and new immigrants in American political development : union, party, and state, 1875-1920 by Gwendolyn Mink( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welfare : a documentary history of U.S. policy and politics( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They enable readers to go straight to the source to find out how public figures racialized welfare in the minds of white Americans, to explore the origins of the claim that poor women have babies in order to collect welfare, and to trace how that notion has been perpetuated and contested. The documents also illustrate how policymakers in different eras have invoked and politicized the idea of dependency, as well as how ideas about women's dependency have followed changing characterizations of poor women as workers and as mothers
Venus and Mars( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are men and women really that different? Society tends to emphasize differences more than similarities. This often leads to competition, and in some cases, inequality. Gender issues and stratification, the gender divide in the workplace, the impact of Title Seven, and the women's movement are explored in this lesson. As illustrated in the example of a female football team, it can take a lot of determination to defy the agents of socialization and overcome gender basis."
The alien nation of American labor : immigration, nativism and the logic of labor politics in the United States, 1870-1925 by Gwendolyn Mink( )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ensuring poverty : welfare reform in feminist perspective by Felicia Ann Kornbluh( )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ensuring Poverty, Felicia Kornbluh and Gwendolyn Mink assess the gendered history of welfare reform, foregrounding arguments advanced by feminists for a welfare policy that would respect single mothers' rights while advancing their opportunities and assuring economic security for their families
Women and welfare reform( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disdained mothers and despised others : the politics and impact of welfare reform( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reader's companion to U.S. women's history( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains articles on fashion and style, household workers, images of women, jazz and blues, maternity homes, Native American women, Phillis Wheatley, homes, picture brides, single women, and teaching
Feminisms, family and the state in transition. from welfare to wedlock : should social policy promote mariage and fatherhood?( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwendolyn Mink discusses the issue of freedom at the heart of current legislative efforts to promote marriage among poor, unmarried mothers or those who are seen as being at risk of becoming poor, unmarried mothers. Recognizing unmarried motherhood as a possible outcome of marital and reproductive freedom, she argues that neither punitive measures nor coercion will cure the inequality that creates poverty; pretending otherwise will only exacerbate the race and class antagonisms that exist among women in the U.S
Political science as public philosophy : essays in honor of Theodore J. Lowi( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady and the tramp: gender, race, and the origins of the American welfare state by Gwendolyn Mink( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and welfare reform : women's poverty, women's opportunities, and women's welfare : Conference : Papers and selected discussions( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Welfare & punishment in the Bush era( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wages of Motherhood: Inequality in the Welfare State by Gwendolyn Mink( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Poverty in the United States : an encyclopedia of history, politics, and policy
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Welfare's endThe wages of motherhood : inequality in the welfare state, 1917-1942Hostile environment : the political betrayal of sexually harassed womenWhose welfare?Old labor and new immigrants in American political development : union, party, and state, 1875-1920Welfare : a documentary history of U.S. policy and politicsThe reader's companion to U.S. women's history
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English (88)