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Our rights are not for sale

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Our rights are not for sale
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motherhood, citizenship and the American welfare state, 1969-1973
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Mingers
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Laura
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1988-
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Laura Mingers
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Hewitt
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Nancy A Hewitt
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chair
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Fuentes
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Marisa
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Marisa Fuentes
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Advisory Committee
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internal member
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Trigg
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Mary K
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Mary K Trigg
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Rutgers University
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degree grantor
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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theses
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2013
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2013-01
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xx
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eng
Abstract
This dissertation will explore the intersections between race and gender in the US welfare system. Focusing on the ways in which ideas about motherhood and citizenship are contested in discourses around welfare, it will show how competing groups mobilized these ideas in very different ways. It will analyze the use of motherhood and citizenship in the activism of welfare rights recipients in the late 1960s and 1970s at a national and local level and read this in conversation with the state’s discourse around welfare and its use of images of motherhood and citizenship. In particular, it will look at welfare reform attempts in the 91st and 92nd Congress, as well as the National Welfare Rights Organization’s campaign against President Nixon’s Family Assistance Plan (FAP), and local grassroots campaigns across the USA. It will argue that in the prevailing political culture of the 1970s, by claiming their right to speak as mothers and as citizens welfare recipients articulated a radical position that fundamentally challenged prevailing historic and social assumptions about who counted as a mother and as a citizen and thus started an important debate about what motherhood and citizenship meant in the United States.
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Women's and Gender Studies
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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iv, 106 p.
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M.A.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Laura Mingers
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Welfare state--United States
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Welfare rights movement--United States
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Welfare recipients--United States
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Women--United States--Social conditions--20th century
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Mothers--United States--Social conditions--20th century
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http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.1/rucore10001600001.ETD.000067803
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3QF8RKV
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ETD graduate
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The author owns the copyright to this work.
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Mingers
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Laura
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2012-12-24 18:00:18
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Laura Mingers
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Rutgers University. Graduate School - New Brunswick
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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