Women, welfare and the carceral state

Denise Martin and Paula Wilcox

in Criminalisation and advanced marginality

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9781447300014
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781447307587 | DOI:
Women, welfare and the carceral state

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Denise Martin and Paula Wilcox argue that, in the UK, welfare rather than penalisation and punishment have been the main sites and vehicles for neoliberalism's attempt to make the poor take responsibility for their own plight and that this emphasis was central to the public policies of the New Labour government. They also raise the question of the specific experiences of women as victims of neoliberalism and the need for a distinct gender perspective here.

Keywords: Gender; Feminism; Disciplinary welfare; Responsibility; New Labour

Chapter.  7581 words. 

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