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The Criminalization of Poverty
The welfare system and the criminal justice system in the United States are becoming ever more tightly interwoven. Scholars, however, have not yet examined the processes involved in theseExpand
Degradation Ceremonies and the Criminalization of Low-Income Women
This article, a call for both empirical social scientists and critical race theorists to engage with each other in careful interpretive analysis, applies sociologist Harold Garfinkel’s concept ofExpand
Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty
Over the last three decades, welfare policies in the US have been informed by popular beliefs that welfare fraud is rampant. As a result, welfare policies have become more punitive and the boundariesExpand
Low-Income Women
The White Welfare State: The Racialization of U.S. Welfare Policy
The White Welfare State: The Racialization of U.S. Welfare Policy. By Deborah E. Ward. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005. 208p. $60.00 cloth, $24.95 paper. A growing literature (includingExpand
Race-ing Cars in Los Angeles
Reconstructing Social Ills