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Mink, Gwendolyn

  • By: Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

Gwendolyn Mink is an award-winning political scientist and a feminist political leader whose work examines issues of inequality in the United States and centers on the gendered, racial, and class dimensions of public policy and labor. Situating her analysis within a comparative historical framework and relying heavily on the notion of basic human rights, Mink is critical of social policies that reinforce and perpetuate social hierarchies. Through her scholarship and political work, Mink advocates for social justice, calling for a transformation of American social welfare policies and an end to women's poverty.

Inequality and Human Rights

Mink's scholarship examines a variety of issues ranging from labor to immigration to motherhood to sexual harassment to public policy. However, two themes are central to her work: inequality and human ...

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