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Episode 1343

Public assistance, state surveillance / Spencer Headworth

May 26 2021

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Spencer Headworth

Policing the poorest: On public assistance and state surveillance.

Sociologist Spencer Headworth on the mechanisms of surveillance and control placed over poor people enrolled in US welfare and food assistance programs, and his book Policing Welfare: Punitive Adversarialism in Public Assistance from University of Chicago Press.