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Feminist Perspectives on Family Care: Policies for Gender Justice
     

Feminist Perspectives on Family Care: Policies for Gender Justice

by Nancy R. Hooyman, Judith G. Gonyea
 

This book analyzes the phenomenon of family care for three populations of adult dependents with chronic disabilities: adults with developmental disabilities; adults with serious, persistent mental illness; and the frail elderly. Family care of relatives spanning the life course and across cultures is emphasized.

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This book analyzes the phenomenon of family care for three populations of adult dependents with chronic disabilities: adults with developmental disabilities; adults with serious, persistent mental illness; and the frail elderly. Family care of relatives spanning the life course and across cultures is emphasized.

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Examines caregiving as a central feminist issue, examining how changing family structures, the changing economy and workforce, and the changing health care demands of needy adults have affected women's lives and arguing for fundamental structural changes in social institutions and attitudes to improve the lives of women. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780803951426
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/31/1995
Series:
Family Caregiver Applications Series , #6
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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