The Politics of Disgust: The Public Identity of the Welfare Queen

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Dezember 2004



Ange-Marie Hancock argues that longstanding beliefs about poor African American mothers were the foundation for the contentious 1996 welfare reform debate that effectively "ended welfare as we know it." By examining the public identity of the so-called welfare queen and its role in hindering democratic deliberation, The Politics of Disgust shows how stereotypes and politically motivated misperceptions about race, class and gender were effectively used to instigate a politics of disgust. The ongoing role of


"The Politics of Disgust is a very thoughtful, theoretically sophisticated, empirically rich analysis of the discourse of welfare reform." --Political Science Quarterly "An important contribution to our understanding." --Perspectives on Politics "For those concerned about inequality and democratic theory in America, Hancock's introduction alone, in which she frames the characteristics of politics of disgust, makes the book worthwhile." --Perspectives on Politics "Brilliantly conceived and executed...[A] stunning work of public policy that, if embraced, could radically change 'welfare'--and America--as we know it." --Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination "[A] challenging and disturbing account of the impact of stereotypes in politics. Anyone interested in the means by which the poor, the unpopular, and the alienated are kept from participating in politics to demand better treatment should read this book." --Frank R. Baumgartner, coauthor of Agendas and Instability in American Politics "[An] excellent and outstanding book; Ange-Marie Hancock has established herself without doubt as a rising star in political science." --Gerald Horne, author of Race War! White Supremacy and the Japanese Attack on the British Empire
EAN: 9780814736708
ISBN: 081473670X
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Seitenanzahl: 210 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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