ontology of class and race? (was Alabama and Tibet (?))

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Wed Jul 8 14:19:29 PDT 1998

Rakesh Bhandari wrote:

>He seems to forget that due to the limits of the New Deal

I just got a review copy of Suzanne Mettler's Dividing Citizens: Gender and Federalism in New Deal Public Policy, from Cornell University Press. In the preface, she argues that "Men, particularly white men, were endowed with national citizienship, incorporated into policies to be administered in a centralized, unitary manner through standardized, routinized procedures. Women and minority men were more likely to remain state citizens, subject to policies whose development was hindered by the dynamics of federalism and which were administered with discretion and variability."


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