Getting tough: welfare and imprisonment in 1970s America

"In 1970s America, politicians began "getting tough" on drugs, crime, and welfare. These campaigns helped expand the nation's penal system, discredit welfare programs, and cast blame for the era's social upheaval on racialized deviants that the state was not accountable to s...

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Main Author: Kohler-Hausmann, Julilly
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Princeton Oxford Princeton University Press [2017]
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Summary:"In 1970s America, politicians began "getting tough" on drugs, crime, and welfare. These campaigns helped expand the nation's penal system, discredit welfare programs, and cast blame for the era's social upheaval on racialized deviants that the state was not accountable to serve or represent. Getting Tough sheds light on how this unprecedented growth of the penal system and the evisceration of the nation's welfare programs developed hand in hand. Julily Kohler-Hausmann shows that these historical events were animated by struggles over how to interpret and respond to the inequality and disorder that crested during this period."--Page [4] of cover
Physical Description:xiv, 305 Seiten Illustrationen
ISBN:9780691174525