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Title Stating the family : new directions in the study of American politics / edited by Julie Novkov and Carol Nackenoff.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]


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Description xii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Responsibility for the well-being of families / Joan C. Tronto -- Stated families, family stakes : the family, the American state, and political development / Julie Novkov and Carol Nackenoff -- Democracy and family / June Carbone and Naomi Cahn -- Obergefell, marriage, and the neoliberal politics of care / Tamara Metz -- Constituting families : marriage equality activism, and the role of the state / Ellen Ann Andersen -- Legal construction of motherhood and paternity : interracial unions and the color line in antebellum Louisiana / Gwendoline Alphonso and Richard Bensel -- "Bridge to our daughters" : Title IX fathers and policy development / Elizabeth Sharrow -- Feudal family versus American political development : from separate spheres to woman suffrage / Eileen McDonagh -- Building the administrative state : courts and the admission of Chinese persons to the United States, 1870s-1920s / Carol Nackenoff and Julie Novkov -- Deportability and (dis)unification : family status and U.S. immigration policy / Alison Gash and Priscilla Yamin -- Conclusion / Julie Novkov and Carol Nackenoff.
Summary "The family has become a nodal point for the political disputes and social divisions that characterize the nation today, including matters such as marriage, gender identity, immigration reform, and welfare programs. The family is frequently discussed in party platforms and by political nominees, often marking the gulf between liberal and conservative. Despite the key role it plays in politics, public policy, and American political development, the family has not received the attention it is due by political scientists (especially privileged male scholars) who have largely disregarded the topic as belonging to a supposedly nonpolitical state of nature or 'private sphere.' More recently, however, theorists have explored the way the family affects the state and the state in turn affects, even constitutes, families. Family does not exist in a protected state of nature separate from the political, but instead both family and state determine each other. Extending this line of inquiry, the contributors to Stating the Family examine the role of family in American political development, particularly in the context of the rise of neoliberalism. While the family has been relied upon as the silent institutional partner of the state, neoliberal policies of privatization have undercut support for the family, which in turn has significant implications for the state. The contributors to Stating the Family cover such topics as marriage equality, interracial unions, birthright citizenship, immigration policy, and the role of the family in the political inclusion of women. Though the family has long been an invisible force within American political development, the essays in this volume help make visible the place of this important institution in the law, regulation, and policy of the American state"-- Provided by the publisher.
Subject Families -- Political aspects -- United States.
Marriage -- Political aspects -- United States.
Family policy -- United States.
Neoliberalism -- United States.
United States -- Social policy.
United States -- Politics and government.
Families -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01728911
Family policy. (OCoLC)fst00920433
Neoliberalism. (OCoLC)fst01737382
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social policy. (OCoLC)fst01122738
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Novkov, Julie, 1966- editor.
Nackenoff, Carol, editor.
ISBN 9780700629220 hardcover
070062922X hardcover
9780700629237 paperback
0700629238 paperback
9780700629244 electronic publication

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