Socializing Care

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Overview

Critics often argue that care ethics is too narrow in scope and fails to extend to issues of social justice. Socializing Care dispels that criticism. The book's contributors demonstrate how the ethics of care factor into a variety of social policies and institutions and can be useful in thinking about different social problems. The first section of the book looks at care as a model for an evaluative framework that rethinks social institutions, liberal society, and citizenship. The second section explores care values in the context of specific social practices (such as live kidney donations) or settings (such as long-term care), as a framework to guide thinking. Ultimately, this collection demonstrates how society would benefit from a more serious engagement with care ethics.
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Editorial Reviews

Nancy A. Humphreys
Finally, a serious, interesting and thought-provoking discussion of care and caregiving by serious scholars. Socializing Care will be of interest to all human service professionals who have struggled with their identity as "professional caregivers" (AKA "women's work") and other dilemmas associated with professional caregiving. Hamington and Miller locate the discussion of care at the nexus of private (family-based) caregiving responsibilities and public legal obligations. This analysis will be a welcome addition to the human service literature and an important resource for future professional caregivers.
Bonnie Mann
Socializing Care is a vibrant example of how feminist philosophy can come to life as social policy with care at the center. A fabulous collection of essays that shows not only the intelligence, but the practicality of feminist care ethics.
Erin McKenna
Socializing Care brings together over twenty years of scholarship in feminist ethics and social and political theory, and takes it in important new directions. The essays challenge us to rethink classical liberalism and its focus on autonomy and rights. There is a call for a fuller account of what it is to be a person, a citizen, and a government. Sensitive to the dangers of a paternalistic state, these essays insist that care is part of the proper role of the state, and provide a rich array of examples from which to learn.
Nancy Tuana
A superb collection promoting the use of care perspectives to extend and enhance work in the area of applied ethics and social and political thought, Socializing Care clearly demonstrates the difference this important theoretical perspective makes. The collection provides both local and global perspectives on the role of care in the public domain, and is sure to enrich and enliven debates about the value and relevance of care ethics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742550391
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: Feminist Constructions Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Maurice Hamington is assistant professor of philosophy at University of Southern Indiana. Dorothy C. Miller is Director, Center of Women and Visiting Associate Professor, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : a modern moral imperative
1 Vicious circles of privatized caring 3
2 Caring and social policy 27
3 Care and order : state reformation and the feminization of liberalism 49
4 South African social welfare policy : an analysis through the ethic of care 69
5 The potential of same-sex marriage for restructuring care and citizenship 89
6 An inverted home : socializing care at Hull-House 105
7 From "giving care" to "taking care" : negotiating care work at welfare's end 121
8 The curious case of care and restorative justice in the U.S. context 145
9 Ethical globalization? : states, corporations, and the ethics of care 163
10 Care as a cause : framing the twenty-first-century mothers' movement 183
11 A public ethic of care : implications for long-term care 205
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