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Fixing Families

Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System

By Jennifer A. Reich

© 2006 – Routledge

376 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415947275
pub: 2005-08-30
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In Fixing Families, Jennifer Reich takes us inside Child Protective Services for an in-depth look at the entire organization. Following families from the beginning of a case to its discharge, Reich shows how parents negotiate with the state for custody of their children, and how being held accountable to the state affects a family.

About the Author

Jennifer A. Reich is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Denver.

About the Series

Perspectives on Gender

Perspectives on Gender represents the very best feminist scholarship on gender in the social sciences. The books in the series advance the understanding of how inclusive of difference our perspectives need to be to capture what gender means and emphasize the important role of social change in and for gender relations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family