For Crying Out Loud Women's Poverty in the United States

ISBN-10: 0896085295
ISBN-13: 9780896085299
Edition: 2nd
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Description: Brings together the words of welfare mothers, activists and advocates, as well as scholars in a poignant and powerful challenge to the impoverishment of women.

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: South End Press
Publication date: 7/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 414
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Brings together the words of welfare mothers, activists and advocates, as well as scholars in a poignant and powerful challenge to the impoverishment of women.

About the Editors
Preface: Still Crying out Loud
Introduction Talking across the Tables
Out of the Frying Pan: Reflections of a Former Welfare Recipient
Why Mother Slapped Me
To a Single Mother
There but for Fortune: The Failures of Our Dreams and Back-Up Systems
If We Could, We Would Be Someplace Else
Media Lies: Media, Public Opinion, and Welfare
A Hole in My Soul: Experiences of Homeless Women
Gimme Shelter: Battering and Poverty
How the U.S. Economy Creates Poverty and Inequality
It's a Family Affair: Women, Poverty, and Welfare
Beyond the "Normal Family": A Cultural Critique of Women's Poverty
Bearing Witness to Teen Motherhood: The Politics of Violations of Girlhood
Family Matters, Work Matters?: Poverty among Women of Color and White Women
References
Working in America: The Female Immigrant Experience
References
Working Your Fingers to the Bone
'Buked and Scorned': Beyond "Ending Welfare as We Know It"
Notes
Finding Voice: Building Community at Survival News
Women and the State
We Don't All Agree That Welfare Has Failed
We'Re All Workers Why Can't We Talk?
Welfare: The Basement of the Wage Scale
Women and Public Employment Programs: What Has Worked, What Has Not, and What Is Needed
The Genealogy of Dependency: Tracing a Keyword of the U.S. Welfare State
References
For Better and for Worse: Women Asainst Women in the Welfare State
Dependent on the Kindness of Strangers: Issues behind Welfare Reform
Together We Are Getting Freedom
Welfare: What It's Not!
And Still I Rise: Visions of a New Movement to Abolish Poverty
Welfare Rights Organizing Saved My Life
Recognizing Mother Heroes
Now Is the Time: Mainstream Feminism's Statements on Welfare Rights
Colleges Can Help Women in Poverty
Why Every Woman in America Should Beware of Welfare Cuts
Speaking for Ourselves: A Lifetime of Welfare Rights Organizing
Apologies Don't Help
Punishing People out of Poverty: Job, Welfare, and Community Change
Talking across the Tables: Moving beyond Dialogue to Negotiation and Action
About the Contributors
Pass the Ammunition: The Best Sources for Crying out Loud
Knowing the Enemy: The Best Sources for Reading about the Right
Index

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