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The Resource Raising government children : a history of foster care and the American welfare state, Catherine E. Rymph

Raising government children : a history of foster care and the American welfare state, Catherine E. Rymph

Label
Raising government children : a history of foster care and the American welfare state
Title
Raising government children
Title remainder
a history of foster care and the American welfare state
Statement of responsibility
Catherine E. Rymph
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1930s, buoyed by the potential of the New Deal, child welfare reformers hoped to formalize and modernize their methods, partly through professional casework but more importantly through the loving care of temporary, substitute families. Today, however, the foster care system is widely criticized for failing the children and families it is intended to help. How did a vision of dignified services become virtually synonymous with the breakup of poor families and a disparaged form of "welfare" that stigmatizes the women who provide it, the children who receive it, and their families? 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 fueled the cultural resistance to funding maternal and parental care. What emerged was a system of public social provision that was actually subsidized by foster families themselves, most of whom were concentrated toward the socioeconomic lower half, much like the children they served. Analyzing the ideas, debates, and policies surrounding foster care and foster parents' relationship to public warfare, Rymph reveals the framework for the building of the foster care system and draws out its implications for today's child support networks. -- from back cover
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rymph, Catherine E
Dewey number
362.73/309730904
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV881
LC item number
.R95 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foster home care
  • Foster home care
  • Foster parents
  • Public welfare
Label
Raising government children : a history of foster care and the American welfare state, Catherine E. Rymph
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn975491146
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 252 pages
Isbn
9781469635637
Lccn
2017015700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781469635644
  • (OCoLC)975491146
Label
Raising government children : a history of foster care and the American welfare state, Catherine E. Rymph
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn975491146
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 252 pages
Isbn
9781469635637
Lccn
2017015700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781469635644
  • (OCoLC)975491146

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