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The Resource System kids : adolescent mothers and the politics of regulation, Lauren J. Silver, the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

System kids : adolescent mothers and the politics of regulation, Lauren J. Silver, the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

Label
System kids : adolescent mothers and the politics of regulation
Title
System kids
Title remainder
adolescent mothers and the politics of regulation
Statement of responsibility
Lauren J. Silver, the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
System Kids considers the daily lives of adolescent mothers as they negotiate the child welfare system to meet the needs of their children and themselves. Often categorized as dependent and delinquent, these young women routinely become wards of the state as they move across the legal and social borders of a fragmented urban bureaucracy. Combining critical policy study and ethnography, and drawing on current scholarship as well as her own experience as a welfare program manager, Lauren Silver demonstrates how social welfare "silos" construct the lives of youth as disconnected, reinforcing unforgiving policies and imposing demands on women the system was intended to help. As clients of a supervised independent living program, they are expected to make the transition into independent adulthood, but Silver finds a vast divide between these expectations and the young women's lived reality. Digging beneath the bureaucratic layers of urban America and bringing to light the daily experiences of young mothers and the caseworkers who assist them, System Kids illuminates the ignored work and personal ingenuity of clients and caseworkers alike. Ultimately reflecting on how her own understanding of the young women has changed in the years since she worked in the same social welfare program that is the focus of the book, Silver emphasizes the importance of empathy in research and in the formation of welfare policies
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silver, Lauren J
Dewey number
362.7/874300973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage mothers
  • Child welfare
  • Aid to families with dependent children programs
  • Maternal and infant welfare
Label
System kids : adolescent mothers and the politics of regulation, Lauren J. Silver, the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Playing case manager : work life in a culture of fear -- The better places don't want teen moms : invisible lives, hidden program spaces -- The real responsibility is on you! : the self-sufficiency trap -- I am young. I'm not dumb; and I'm not anxious : identity performances as service negotiation -- The program allowed me to get pregnant : everyday resistance, dignity, and fleeting collectives -- Conclusion. moving from disconnected systems to communities of care -- Afterword. interruptions in fieldwork
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 198 pages
Isbn
9781469622590
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014031683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)886880982
  • ocn886880982
  • OCoLC
Label
System kids : adolescent mothers and the politics of regulation, Lauren J. Silver, the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Playing case manager : work life in a culture of fear -- The better places don't want teen moms : invisible lives, hidden program spaces -- The real responsibility is on you! : the self-sufficiency trap -- I am young. I'm not dumb; and I'm not anxious : identity performances as service negotiation -- The program allowed me to get pregnant : everyday resistance, dignity, and fleeting collectives -- Conclusion. moving from disconnected systems to communities of care -- Afterword. interruptions in fieldwork
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 198 pages
Isbn
9781469622590
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014031683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)886880982
  • ocn886880982
  • OCoLC

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