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The Supportive State: Families, Government, and America's Political Ideals

Maxine Eichner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195343212
eISBN:
9780199867769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343212.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Until now, American political thought and public policy have said little about the centrality of dependency in human lives, and the important role that families serve in dealing with it. Instead, ... More


The Family-State Relationship in Contemporary Political Theory and Public Policy

Maxine Eichner

in The Supportive State: Families, Government, and America's Political Ideals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195343212
eISBN:
9780199867769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343212.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the ideological stumbling blocks that have prevented an adequate conceptualization of the family–state relationship in both American theory and public policy. The first part ... More


Theorizing the Supportive State

Maxine Eichner

in The Supportive State: Families, Government, and America's Political Ideals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195343212
eISBN:
9780199867769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343212.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers how liberal democratic theory would change if we took seriously the role of dependency in the human life cycle, and the role of families in dealing with dependency. It takes a ... More


The Supportive State and Caretaker-Dependent (“Vertical”) Relationships

Maxine Eichner

in The Supportive State: Families, Government, and America's Political Ideals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195343212
eISBN:
9780199867769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343212.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter develops the supportive state model in the context of caretaker-dependent or “vertical” relationships. It considers the state's responsibility vis-à-vis families for citizens who are ... More


Contexts of Caretaking: Privatism, Diversity, and Households in Social Provision

Nanneke Redclift

in Social Provision in Low-Income Countries: New Patterns and Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242191
eISBN:
9780191697050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242191.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Although in the southern hemisphere an extended household is regarded as a vital determinant of caretaking, its purposes and underlying processes have not been sufficiently explored. Propositions ... More


Mothering Paralegals: Emotional Labor in a Feminized Occupation

Jennifer L. Pierce

in Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201071
eISBN:
9780520916401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201071.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the gendered norms of emotional labor in a feminized occupation, paralegal work. It explains that paralegal work is feminized not simply because women do it, but because taking ... More


Listening to the Forest

Jeff Grignon and Robin Wall Kimmerer

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on the landscape of the Menominee Nation in northern Wisconsin, which is internationally recognized for sustainable forest management grounded in both traditional ecological ... More


Working Women and the Neoliberal Gaze

Dixa Ramírez

in Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479850457
eISBN:
9781479812721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850457.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes cultural representations of what Amalia Cabezas calls a transnational “economy of desire” as an important vehicle of socio-economic mobility for working-class Dominican women. ... More


How Siblings Matter in Zinacantec Maya Child Development

Ashley E. Maynard

in Methods That Matter: Integrating Mixed Methods for More Effective Social Science Research

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226328522
eISBN:
9780226328836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328836.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Sibling caretaking activities provide an ideal setting to understand child development as it is situated in contexts and the ways that children manage groups, rather than simple dyadic interactions. ... More


Remapping the Destination

Atalia Omer

in Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226615912
eISBN:
9780226616100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226616100.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the grassroots emergence of prophetic moral leadership and alternative conceptions of Jewish tradition. Several key trends are the focus here: the revival of Jewish tradition as ... More


The Socialization of Social Trust: Cultural Pluralism in Understanding Attachment and Trust in Children

Thomas S. Weisner

in Universalism without Uniformity: Explorations in Mind and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226501543
eISBN:
9780226501710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501710.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Attachment systems have universal features (the attachment-sensitive period in children and the stress-buffering roles of privileged caretakers), but with enormous diversity, not uniformity, in their ... More


Transnationalism of the Heart: Familyhood across Borders

Carola Suárez-Orozco and Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

in What Is Parenthood?: Contemporary Debates about the Family

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729151
eISBN:
9780814724484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729151.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Global migrations are transforming the very shape, essence, and definition of family. This chapter examines the prominence of transnational familyhood and its implications for the meaning of family ... More


Culture, Context, and the Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in the Study of Human Development

Thomas S Weisner

in Handbook of Advances in Culture and Psychology, Volume 7

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190879228
eISBN:
9780190879549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879228.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The cultural community a child grows up in is arguably the most important influence in a child’s development. Culture and context should be incorporated into every research program in human ... More


Work and Family

Deborah L. Rhode

in What Women Want

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199348275
eISBN:
9780190252410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199348275.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on work and family issues affecting women, with particular reference to the inflexible workplace structures and gendered division of domestic responsibilities that encourage ... More


How We Fail Our Children Part I—The Caretaking Young Children Need

Maxine Eichner

in The Free-Market Family: How the Market Crushed the American Dream (and How It Can Be Restored)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190055479
eISBN:
9780190055509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055479.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

A question for any thriving society is how to ensure that children have the things they need to do their best. Two different approaches, pro-family policy and free-market family policy, claim to ... More


The supportive state: Government, dependency, and responsibility for caretaking

Maxine Eichner

in Care Ethics and Political Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716341
eISBN:
9780191784941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716341.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers how the role of the state in liberal theory changes once the centrality of dependency in human lives is recognized. This recognition, it argues, makes the picture of what ... More


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