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Women, Welfare and the Politics of Need Interpretation

Nancy Fraser
Hypatia
Vol. 2, No. 1, Philosophy and Women Symposium (Winter, 1987), pp. 103-121
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Hypatia, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3809862
Page Count: 19
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Women, Welfare and the Politics of Need Interpretation
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Abstract

I argue that social-welfare struggles should become more central for feminists. To clarify these, I offer an analysis of the U.S. welfare system. I expose the system's underlying gender norms and show how administrative practices preemptively define women's needs. I then situate these state practices in a larger terrain of struggle over the interpretation of social needs where feminists can intervene.

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