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The Resource What's wrong with the poor? : psychiatry, race, and the war on poverty, Mical Raz

What's wrong with the poor? : psychiatry, race, and the war on poverty, Mical Raz

Label
What's wrong with the poor? : psychiatry, race, and the war on poverty
Title
What's wrong with the poor?
Title remainder
psychiatry, race, and the war on poverty
Statement of responsibility
Mical Raz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1960s, policymakers and mental health experts joined forces to participate in President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. In her insightful interdisciplinary history, physician and historian Mical Raz examines the interplay between psychiatric theory and social policy throughout that decade, ending with President Richard Nixon's 1971 veto of a bill that would have provided universal day care. She shows that this cooperation between mental health professionals and policymakers was based on an understanding of what poor men, women, and children lacked. This perception was rooted in psychiatric theories of deprivation focused on two overlapping sections of American society: the poor had less, and African Americans, disproportionately represented among America's poor, were seen as having practically nothing. Raz analyzes the political and cultural context that led child mental health experts, educators, and policymakers to embrace this deprivation-based theory and its translation into liberal social policy. Deprivation theory, she shows, continues to haunt social policy today, profoundly shaping how both health professionals and educators view children from low-income and culturally and linguistically diverse homes"--Provided by publisher
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Raz, Mical,
Dewey number
362.50973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in social medicine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Poor
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Deprivation (Psychology)
Label
What's wrong with the poor? : psychiatry, race, and the war on poverty, Mical Raz
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
A mother's touch?: from deprivation to day care -- Cultural deprivation: race, deprivation, and the nature-nurture debate -- Targeting deprivation: early enrichment and community action -- Deprivation and intellectual disability: from "mild mental retardation" to resegregation -- Environmental psychology and the race riots
Control code
ocn858282036
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469612669
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858282036
Label
What's wrong with the poor? : psychiatry, race, and the war on poverty, Mical Raz
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
A mother's touch?: from deprivation to day care -- Cultural deprivation: race, deprivation, and the nature-nurture debate -- Targeting deprivation: early enrichment and community action -- Deprivation and intellectual disability: from "mild mental retardation" to resegregation -- Environmental psychology and the race riots
Control code
ocn858282036
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469612669
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858282036

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