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1. Fairbanks, Ruth L. A pregnancy test: women workers and the hybrid American welfare state, 1940-1993.

Degree: PhD, History, 2015, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

This dissertation shows that the US developed the outlines of a maternity policy at least by WWII. Rarely were the needs of pregnant workers or new mothers at the top of social policy initiatives. However, when European countries were developing their plans, reformers and bureaucrats sought to establish similar plans in the United States and, for a while, seemed like they might. Politics intervened in the form of the Cold War. With a few state level exceptions, the experiences of WWII were largely dismantled in the wake of political changes, business and medical opposition and the Red Scare. Subsequent policies that emerged grew largely in the private sector where women’s disadvantages in the workforce constrained maternity in the blossoming system of employee fringe benefits. Where they could, unions defended women’s access to contractual benefits, but this effort was hampered by the marginalization of maternity in the private system. Finally, with the emergence of a rights framework in the 1970s, feminist lawyers forced the inclusion of pregnancy into the central operating welfare state of private workforce relationships and benefits, leading to the current national maternity policy. However, conservatism and globalization limited this approach and indicate the necessity of public social supports for maternity, or family, benefits. Advisors/Committee Members: Pleck, Elizabeth (advisor), Pleck, Elizabeth (Committee Chair), Barrett, James (committee member), Boris, Eileen (committee member), Reagan, Leslie (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: pregnancy discrimination; Maternity leave; childbirth; maternity benefits; health insurance; working mothers; Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Cold War; Emergency Maternity and Infant Care (EMIC); Red Scare; Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA); parental leave; welfare state; fringe benefits; Martha May Eliot; Mildred Fairchild; Coal Employment Project; Charlotte Silverman; International Labour Organization; Maternity Convention; Rhode Island Cash Sickness Compensation; work-family balance; Ruth Weyand; Ruth Young; Donna Lenhoff; Young v. UPS; LaFleur v. Cleveland Board of Education; Cohen v. Chesterfield County School Board; Gilbert v. GE; Geduldig v. Aiello; Turner v. Department of Employment Security of Utah; Patricia Schroeder; California Savings and Loan v. Guerra

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APA (6th Edition):

Fairbanks, R. L. (2015). A pregnancy test: women workers and the hybrid American welfare state, 1940-1993. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89031

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Fairbanks, Ruth L. “A pregnancy test: women workers and the hybrid American welfare state, 1940-1993.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Accessed January 19, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89031.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Fairbanks, Ruth L. “A pregnancy test: women workers and the hybrid American welfare state, 1940-1993.” 2015. Web. 19 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Fairbanks RL. A pregnancy test: women workers and the hybrid American welfare state, 1940-1993. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign; 2015. [cited 2020 Jan 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89031.

Council of Science Editors:

Fairbanks RL. A pregnancy test: women workers and the hybrid American welfare state, 1940-1993. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89031


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2. Broom, Hannah. Aggressive Flesh: The Obese Female Other.

Degree: 2005, Queensland University of Technology

My visual art practice explores the point at which a sense of bodily humour and revulsion may intersect in the world of the monstrous-feminine: the female grotesque, presented as my own obese (and post-obese) body. This exegesis is a written elucidation of my visual art practice as research. As an artist I create performative photographic images featuring taboo or otherwise 'inappropriate' subject matter, situations, materials and behaviours including bodily fluids, offal, internal organs and my own post-obese body. Through these modes of working, I establish and investigate the subjectivity of flesh: Why are we repulsed by the female grotesque? How can this flesh be used to subvert readings of the female body? My research is informed by those understandings of the female body, sexuality and difference described in the work of feminist theorists including Julia Kristeva, Helene Cixous, Ruth Salvaggio and Elizabeth Grosz. I explore the work of influential artists such as Eleanor Antin, Carolee Schneeman, Cindy Sherman and Sarah Lucas. In this context, I present my own visual art practice as a point from which the monstrous-feminine can be given voice as sentient, intelligent flesh.

Subjects/Keywords: Visual Art; Practice-Led Research; Obesity; Fat; Monstrous-feminine; She-Monster; Female Grotesque; Other; Feminism; Psychoanalysis; Autobiography; Subjectivity; Abjection; Carnivalesque; Photography; Performance art; The Uncanny; Trauma; Identity; Trickster; Vampire; Young British Art; Sarah Lucas; Hayley Newman; Carolee Schneeman; Eleanor Antin; Ruth Salvaggio; Julia Kristeva; Sigmund Freud; Helene Cixous

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APA (6th Edition):

Broom, H. (2005). Aggressive Flesh: The Obese Female Other. (Thesis). Queensland University of Technology. Retrieved from https://eprints.qut.edu.au/16093/

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Broom, Hannah. “Aggressive Flesh: The Obese Female Other.” 2005. Thesis, Queensland University of Technology. Accessed January 19, 2020. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/16093/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Broom, Hannah. “Aggressive Flesh: The Obese Female Other.” 2005. Web. 19 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Broom H. Aggressive Flesh: The Obese Female Other. [Internet] [Thesis]. Queensland University of Technology; 2005. [cited 2020 Jan 19]. Available from: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/16093/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Broom H. Aggressive Flesh: The Obese Female Other. [Thesis]. Queensland University of Technology; 2005. Available from: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/16093/

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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