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Author Barnes, Carolyn, 1987- author.

Title State of empowerment : low-income families and the new welfare state / Carolyn Barnes.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2020]


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Description 1 online resource (vi, 170 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A New Kind of Safety Net -- Empowering Program Design -- Empowering Relationships -- Organizational Identities and Community Contexts -- Policy, Organizations, Places, and Participation among the Poor -- From Alienated to Empowered.
Summary "On weekday afternoons, dismissal bells ring at thousands of schools across the country. These bells signal not just the end of the school day but also the beginning of another important enriching activity: federally funded after-school programs offering tutoring, homework help, and basic supervision. After-school care reflects major shifts in social policy towards social services that support youth development and help low-income parents maintain employment. The scope of after-school programs has grown significantly in the last two decades- nearly one in four low-income families enroll a child in an after-school program. Beyond sharpening students' math and reading skills, these programs also teach important lessons to parents. In a remarkable turn of events-especially given the long history of social policies that leave recipients feeling policed, distrusted, and alienated-government funded after-school programs have quietly become powerful forces for political and civic engagement. Using ethnographic accounts of three organizations, Carolyn Barnes reveals how interactions with government funded after-school programs can enhance the civic and political lives of low-income citizens"-- Provided by publisher
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Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 10, 2020).
Access Open Access EbpS
Subject After-school programs -- Social aspects -- United States.
Children with social disabilities -- Education -- United States.
Low-income students -- United States.
Low-income parents -- Political activity -- United States.
Low-income parents -- Employment -- United States.
Welfare state -- United States.
Garde des enfants d'âge scolaire -- Activités -- Aspect social -- États-Unis.
Enfants socialement défavorisés -- Éducation -- États-Unis.
Élèves à faible revenu -- États-Unis.
Parents à faible revenu -- Activité politique -- États-Unis.
Parents à faible revenu -- Travail -- États-Unis.
État providence -- États-Unis.
Low-income students. (OCoLC)fst01746868
Children with social disabilities -- Education. (OCoLC)fst00855659
Public welfare. (OCoLC)fst01083250
Welfare state. (OCoLC)fst01173685
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Barnes, Carolyn, 1987- State of empowerment. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2020 9780472131648 (DLC) 2019034382
ISBN 0472126202 (electronic book)
0472901265 (paperback)
9780472901265 (paperback)
9780472126200 (electronic bk.)
9780472131648 (hardcover)
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.10131793 doi
AU@ 000066785531
AU@ 000066984904

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