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dc.contributor.advisorGinorio, Angelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCastner, Rebeccaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-13T17:20:40Z
dc.date.available2013-09-14T11:05:26Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-13
dc.date.submitted2012en_US
dc.identifier.otherCastner_washington_0250E_10129.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/20507
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--University of Washington, 2012en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation makes crucial connections between poverty, welfare, race, and the penal system. There are several aspects to consider. The first is that women are made poor by inequitable governmental policies, practices, and relations. The second element is when they need help and seek assistance from the government, welfare does not pay enough to live on. Consequently, they are forced to break a welfare rule, in order to survive and keep their children alive. However, breaking a welfare rule can result in one or more felony counts, including perjury and welfare fraud. The third factor is that poor women and welfare moms are manufactured as criminal subjects through the media, welfare policies, and the public court documents amassed against women convicted of welfare fraud. After examining thirteen court case files of women convicted for welfare fraud in King County, Washington through a discourse analysis perspective, it was apparent that the welfare subject and the criminal subject were one and the same.en_US
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dc.rightsCopyright is held by the individual authors.en_US
dc.subjectCriminalization; Gender; Poverty; Race; Welfare; Womenen_US
dc.subject.otherWomen's studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherGender, women, and sexualityen_US
dc.titleManufacturing Identities, Producing Poverty: Criminalizing Poor Women Through Welfare Frauden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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