Reading list for comprehensiive exams in gender



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READING LIST FOR COMPREHENSIIVE EXAMS IN GENDER

Day 2: Gender and the U.S. Welfare State



Gender and Poverty Policy

Origins of the Welfare State

Abramovitz, Mimi. Under attack, fighting back: Women and welfare in the United States. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1996.

Pearce, Diana. "The Feminization of Poverty: Women, Work, and Welfare.” Urban and Social Science Review 11 (1978): 28-36.

Skocpol, Theda. "Soldiers, Workers, and Mothers: Gendered Identities in Early U.S. Social Policy." Contention: Debates in Society, Culture, and Science 2(3) (Spring 1993): 157-83.

Gordon, Linda. Pitied but Not Entitled: Single Mothers and the Origins of Welfare. The Free Press, 1994.

Effects on Families

Collins, Jane L., and Victoria Mayer. Both hands tied: Welfare reform and the race to the bottom in the low-wage labor market. University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Edin, Kathryn, and Laura Lein. "Work, welfare, and single mothers' economic survival strategies." American Sociological Review (1997): 253-266.

Hays, Sharon. 2004. Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform. Oxford: Oxford University Press.



Gender and Family Policy

Overview

Vandepol, Ann. "Dependent children, child custody, and the mothers' pensions: The transformation of state-family relations in the early 20th century." Social Problems (1982): 221-235.

Bogenschneider Karen. 2000. “Has Family Policy Come of Age? A Decade Review of the State of US Family Policy in the 1990s.” Journal of Marriage and the Family 62:1136-1159.

Furstenberg, Frank. Divorce and the American family. 1990. Annual Review of Sociology 16:379-403.



Gendered Foundations

Josephson, Jyl J. 1997. Gender, Families and State: Child Support Policy in the United States. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Stack, Carol B. "Who owns the child? Divorce and child custody decisions in middle-class families." Social Problems (1976): 505-515.

Elizabeth, Vivienne, Nicola Gavey, and Julia Tolmie. "“… He’s Just Swapped His Fists for the System” The Governance of Gender through Custody Law." Gender & Society (2012): 0891243211434765.



Effects on Families

McLanahan, Sara, Annemette Sorensen, and Dorothy Watson. "Sex Differences in Poverty: 1950-1980." SIGNS. 15: 102-122.

McLanahan, Sara. "Family Structure and the Reproduction of Poverty." American Journal of Sociology. (January) 90:873-901.

Seltzer, Judith A. "Consequences of marital dissolution for children." Annual Review of Sociology (1994): 235-266.

Thomson, Elizabeth, Thomas L. Hanson, and Sara S. McLanahan. "Family structure and child well-being: Economic resources vs. parental behaviors." Social Forces 73.1 (1994): 221-242.

Pougnet, Erin, et al. "The Intergenerational Continuity of Fathers' Absence in a Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Sample." Journal of Marriage and Family 74.3 (2012): 540-555.



Gender and Prison Policy

Gender and Prison

Haney, Lynn. 2010 Offending Women: Power, Punishment, and the Regulation of Desire. (University of California Press).

Kruttschnitt, C., & Gartner, R. (2003). Women's imprisonment. Crime and Justice, 1-81.

Daly, Kathleen. "Rethinking judicial paternalism: Gender, work-family relations, and sentencing." Gender & Society 3.1 (1989): 9-36.

Sabo, Don, Terry A. Kupers and Willie London. 2001. “Gender and the Politics of Punishment.” Pp. 3-18 in Prison Masculinities, ed. Don Sabo, Terry A. Kupers and Willie London. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Effects on Families

Comfort, Megan. 2008. Doing Time Together. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Desmond, Matthew, and Nicol Valdez. "Unpolicing the urban poor: Consequences of third-party policing for inner-city women." American sociological review (2012): 0003122412470829.

Turney, Kristin, and Christopher Wildeman. "Redefining Relationships: Explaining the Countervailing Consequences of Paternal Incarceration for Parenting." American Sociological Review 78.6 (2013): 949-979.

Wakefield, Sara, and Christopher James Wildeman. Children of the prison boom: Mass incarceration and the future of American inequality. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Braman, Don. “Families of Prisoners”, in Invisble Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment (Marc Mauer & Meda Chesney-Lind eds., 2002).



Foster, Holly, and John Hagan. "Incarceration and intergenerational social exclusion." (2007): 399-433.

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