Overview

Criticism is often levied that care ethics is too narrow in scope and fails to extend to issues of social justice. Socializing Care attempts to dispel that criticism. Contributors to the volume demonstrate how the ethics of care factors into a variety of social policies and institutions, and can indeed be useful in thinking about a number of different social problems. Divided into two sections, the first looks at care as a model for an evaluative framework that rethinks social institutions, liberal society, and ...
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Socializing Care: Feminist Ethics and Public Issues

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Overview

Criticism is often levied that care ethics is too narrow in scope and fails to extend to issues of social justice. Socializing Care attempts to dispel that criticism. Contributors to the volume demonstrate how the ethics of care factors into a variety of social policies and institutions, and can indeed be useful in thinking about a number of different social problems. Divided into two sections, the first looks at care as a model for an evaluative framework that rethinks social institutions, liberal society, and citizenship at a basic conceptual level. The second explores care values in the context of specific social practices (like live kidney donations) or settings (like long-term care), as a framework that should guide thinking. Ultimately, this collection demonstrates how society would benefit from a more serious engagement with care ethics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461643432
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/10/2006
  • Series: Feminist Constructions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 597 KB

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

Chapter 1 Introduction: A Modern Moral Imperative
Part 2 Part I: Care
Chapter 3 Vicious Circles of Privatized Caring
Chapter 4 Caring and Social Policy
Chapter 5 Care and Order: State Reformation and the Feminization of Liberalism
Chapter 6 South African Welfare Policy: An Analysis Through the Ethic of Care
Chapter 7 The Potential of Same-Sex Marriage for Restructuring Care and Citizenship
Chapter 8 An Inverted Home: Socializing Care at Hull-House
Chapter 9 From 'Giving Care' to 'Taking Care': Negotiating Care-Work at Welfare's End
Part 10 Part II: Care in Social Action and Context
Chapter 11 The Curious Case of Care and Restorative Justice in the U.S. Context
Chapter 12 Ethical Globalization?: States, Corporations and the Ethics of Care
Chapter 13 Care as a Cause: Framing the 21st Century Mothers Movement
Chapter 14 A Public Ethic of Care: Implications for Long-Term Care
Chapter 15 Index
Chapter 16 About the Editors and Contributors
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