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Author Boris, Eileen, 1948-

Title Caring for America : home health workers in the shadow of the welfare state / Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Illustrations; Preface: The Personal Is Prologue; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: Making the Private Public; 1: Neither Nurses nor Maids; 2: Rehabilitative Missions; 3: Caring for the Great Society; 4: Welfare Wars, Seventies Style; 5: "Take Us Out of Slavery"; 6: "The Union Is Us"; 7: "We Were the Invisible Workforce"; Epilogue: Challenging Care; Notes; Index
Summary This title is the definitive history of care work and its surprisingly central role in the American labour movement and class politics from the New Deal to the present. The authors create a narrative of the home care industry that interweaves four histories and considers their impact on today's most dynamic social movements
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed Apr. 19, 2012)
Subject Home health aides -- United States
Home health aides -- Labor unions -- United States
Home health aides.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Klein, Jennifer, 1967-
ISBN 0199949492