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The first book on foster care written from foster mothers' perspectives, They're All My Children voices the often painful experiences of contemporary U.S. foster mothers as they struggle to mother and care-work in the face of exploitative social relations with the state. Drawing on extensive ethnographic research, Wozniak, herself a former foster mother and an anthropologist, presents and analyzes women's personal stories about fostering to reflect on the larger socio-cultural context of American family lifenamely, how we think about kinship, identity, and work. Foster mothers construct enduring kinship relationships with children, and often with the children's biological families. These relationships enhance children's chances to growth and thrive and in turn extend women's kin relationships into often distant and disparate communities. Wozniak also highlights the economic side of fostering to show how foster mothers are both mothers and workers; foster children are both providers and provided for, adored sentimental children and economic figures.

Through in-depth interviews and participant observation, Wozniak argues that we have not gone far enough in understanding the experiences of these women whose life work lies outside the usual boundaries. Nor have child welfare gone far enough in revising the theories upon which child welfare policies are based. Foster mothers and their experiences challenge the patriarchal, nuclear family ideals upon which foster care programs are based, a challenge that They're All My Children takes forward.

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General equilibrium economics is among the most challenging fields in modern microeconomic theory. One problem with traditional general equilibrium theory has been that it assumes purely competitive market structures. This assumption limits its usefulness in interpreting modern economies whose dominant form of competition is differentiated oligopoly. This book focuses on this deficiency and proposes a means of moving toward an oligopolistic framework. It also examines the problems of deriving useful insights from large-scale models and explores the application of input-output techniques to empirical large-scale modelling.

The volume is comprised of four general sections of interest. The first provides an introduction to general equilibrium economics, explaining its fundamental structure and uses and presenting a model of general oligopolistic equilibrium. The second concerns spatial interdependence, including the development of exact and approximate solution algorithms as well as an investigation of a Poisson process in space. Part Three examines the attempt by Austrian theorists to build a general equilibrium approach to capital and interest theory. The last area analyzes the integration of money and real sectors in Walrasian and Keynesian models, as well as the conditions for the existence of money in a stationery state and the role of money in an intertemporal general system.Kuenne's volume seeks to encourage efforts both to choose realistic problems for research and to make the results of that research accessible to the economic practitioner.

Synopsis:

The first book on foster care written from foster mothers' perspectives, They're All My Children voices the often painful experiences of contemporary U.S. foster mothers as they struggle to mother and care-work in the face of exploitative social relations with the state. Drawing on extensive ethnographic research, Wozniak, herself a former foster mother and an anthropologist, presents and analyzes women's personal stories about fostering to reflect on the larger socio-cultural context of American family lifenamely, how we think about kinship, identity, and work. Foster mothers construct enduring kinship relationships with children, and often with the children's biological families. These relationships enhance children's chances to growth and thrive and in turn extend women's kin relationships into often distant and disparate communities. Wozniak also highlights the economic side of fostering to show how foster mothers are both mothers and workers; foster children are both providers and provided for, adored sentimental children and economic figures.

Through in-depth interviews and participant observation, Wozniak argues that we have not gone far enough in understanding the experiences of these women whose life work lies outside the usual boundaries. Nor have child welfare gone far enough in revising the theories upon which child welfare policies are based. Foster mothers and their experiences challenge the patriarchal, nuclear family ideals upon which foster care programs are based, a challenge that They're All My Children takes forward.

About the Author

A former foster mother, Danielle Wozniak is Assistant ResearchProfessor of at the University of Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814793473
Subtitle:
Foster Mothering in America
Author:
Wozniak, Danielle
Author:
Kuenne, Robert
Publisher:
NYU Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Foster mothers
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Services & Welfare
Subject:
ANTHROPOLOGY_USA
Subject:
FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIPS_USA
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Foster mothers - United States
Subject:
Foster home care -- United States.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
TR-00-11
Publication Date:
20011201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
245
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , General equilibrium economics is among the most challenging fields in modern microeconomic theory. One problem with traditional general equilibrium theory has been that it assumes purely competitive market structures. This assumption limits its usefulness in interpreting modern economies whose dominant form of competition is differentiated oligopoly. This book focuses on this deficiency and proposes a means of moving toward an oligopolistic framework. It also examines the problems of deriving useful insights from large-scale models and explores the application of input-output techniques to empirical large-scale modelling.

The volume is comprised of four general sections of interest. The first provides an introduction to general equilibrium economics, explaining its fundamental structure and uses and presenting a model of general oligopolistic equilibrium. The second concerns spatial interdependence, including the development of exact and approximate solution algorithms as well as an investigation of a Poisson process in space. Part Three examines the attempt by Austrian theorists to build a general equilibrium approach to capital and interest theory. The last area analyzes the integration of money and real sectors in Walrasian and Keynesian models, as well as the conditions for the existence of money in a stationery state and the role of money in an intertemporal general system.Kuenne's volume seeks to encourage efforts both to choose realistic problems for research and to make the results of that research accessible to the economic practitioner.

"Synopsis" by , The first book on foster care written from foster mothers' perspectives, They're All My Children voices the often painful experiences of contemporary U.S. foster mothers as they struggle to mother and care-work in the face of exploitative social relations with the state. Drawing on extensive ethnographic research, Wozniak, herself a former foster mother and an anthropologist, presents and analyzes women's personal stories about fostering to reflect on the larger socio-cultural context of American family lifenamely, how we think about kinship, identity, and work. Foster mothers construct enduring kinship relationships with children, and often with the children's biological families. These relationships enhance children's chances to growth and thrive and in turn extend women's kin relationships into often distant and disparate communities. Wozniak also highlights the economic side of fostering to show how foster mothers are both mothers and workers; foster children are both providers and provided for, adored sentimental children and economic figures.

Through in-depth interviews and participant observation, Wozniak argues that we have not gone far enough in understanding the experiences of these women whose life work lies outside the usual boundaries. Nor have child welfare gone far enough in revising the theories upon which child welfare policies are based. Foster mothers and their experiences challenge the patriarchal, nuclear family ideals upon which foster care programs are based, a challenge that They're All My Children takes forward.

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