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9780195089240

Creating a Female Dominion in American Reform 1890-1935
Creating a Female Dominion in American Reform 1890-1935
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195089240
  • ISBN: 0195089243
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr

AUTHOR

Muncy, Robyn

SUMMARY

In this book, Muncy explains the continuity of white, middle-class, American female reform activity between the Progressive era and the New Deal. She argues that during the Progressive era, female reformers built an interlocking set of organizations that attempted to control child welfare policy. Within this policymaking body, female progressives professionalized their values, bureaucratized their methods, and institutionalized their reforming networks. To refer to theorganizational structure embodying these processes, the book develops the original concept of a female dominion in the otherwise male empire of policymaking. At the head of this dominion stood the Children's Bureau in the federal Department of Labor. Muncy investigates the development of the dominion and itsparticular characteristics, such as its monopoly over child welfare and its commitment to public welfare, and shows how it was dependent on a peculiarly female professionalism. By exploring that process, this book illuminates the relationship between professionalization and reform, the origins and meaning of Progressive reform, and the role of gender in creating the American welfare state.Muncy, Robyn is the author of 'Creating a Female Dominion in American Reform 1890-1935 ', published 1994 under ISBN 9780195089240 and ISBN 0195089243.

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