THE NEW WELFARE BUREAUCRATS
Entanglements of Race, Class, & Policy Reform
Finalist: C. Wright Mills Book Award,
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Honorable Mention: Max Weber Book Award, American Sociological Association
This is an ethnographic analysis of the implementation of welfare reform on the front lines of service delivery. It investigates how the professional, racial, class, and community identities of welfare caseworkers and supervisors shape the implementation of policy and other organizational dynamics.