A Caring Society?
  • A Caring Society?
  • A Caring Society?

A Caring Society?

by Michael Fine
     
 

ISBN-10: 033399339X

ISBN-13: 9780333993392

Pub. Date: 11/01/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Care is no longer a private concern. In the era of high modernity, characterized by population aging, family fragmentation and the entry of women into the paid workforce, it has become a major public issue. This important text offers a systematic, comparative analysis of the sociology, philosophy and emergent practices of care in the context of the political

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Care is no longer a private concern. In the era of high modernity, characterized by population aging, family fragmentation and the entry of women into the paid workforce, it has become a major public issue. This important text offers a systematic, comparative analysis of the sociology, philosophy and emergent practices of care in the context of the political economy of post-industrial societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333993392
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
• The Emergence of Care as a Public Concern
• PART TWO: ARGUMENTS ABOUT CARE
• The Contest to Define and Claim Care
• Who Wants an Ethic of Care?
• A Profession of Care
• Social Policy Activists on Care
• Rights, Responsibilities and a Political Ethics of Care
• PART THREE: CARE AND SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
• The Social Context of Change
• Care, Social Theory and the Body
• The Transformation of Personal and Domestic Life
• Risk and Risk Society
• The New Organizational Logic
• PART FOUR: DEMOGRAPHY AND THE POLITICS OF CARE
• Future Care and Its Availability
• Aging and the Demography of Care
• Work/Family Conflict and the Politics of Child Care
• Shaping the Future of Care

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