Socializing Care: Feminist Ethics and Public Issues

Socializing Care: Feminist Ethics and Public Issues

by Maurice Hamington
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742550397

ISBN-13: 9780742550391

Pub. Date: 01/30/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742550391
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/30/2006
Series:
Feminist Constructions Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction: A Modern Moral Imperativexi
Part ICare, Society, and the State
1Vicious Circles of Privatized Caring3
2Caring and Social Policy27
3Care and Order: State Reformation and the Feminization of Liberalism49
4South African Social Welfare Policy: An Analysis through the Ethic of Care69
5The Potential of Same-Sex Marriage for Restructuring Care and Citizenship89
6An Inverted Home: Socializing Care at Hull-House105
7From "Giving Care" to "Taking Care": Negotiating Care Work at Welfare's End121
Part IICare in Social Action and Context
8The Curious Case of Care and Restorative Justice in the U.S. Context145
9Ethical Globalization? States, Corporations, and the Ethics of Care163
10Care as a Cause: Framing the Twenty-First-Century Mothers' Movement183
11A Public Ethic of Care: Implications for Long-Term Care205
Index227
About the Editors and Contributors231

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