At work, at home? New geographies of work and care-giving under welfare reform in the US


Boyer, Kate (2003) At work, at home? New geographies of work and care-giving under welfare reform in the US. Space and Polity, 7, (1), 75-86. (doi:10.1080/13562570309246).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562570309246

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This paper examines what is considered work within contemporary US welfare policy and how work relates to care-work. After putting changes to US social welfare policy in the 1990s in context, the paper compares what counts as a work activity under welfare reform. It is argued that 'work' and 'non-work' are implicitly defined in terms of gender, race and space. Through engagement with contemporary feminist social theory (particularly the work of Nancy Fraser), it is argued that within America's new world of welfare, work continues to be defined in terms that are both masculinist and place-based.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1356-2576 (print)
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Economy, Culture, Space
ePrint ID: 47010
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:30
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47010

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