Starting At Home

Starting At Home

by Nel Noddings
     
 


"Starting at Home is a bold and ambitious book. It is also well-reasoned and compassionate. Noddings turns the conventional relati onship between public policy and household affairs on its head, showing how an elaborated theory of caring, rooted in family life, can serve to inform our thinking and guide our actions in a wide range of settings, both publicSee more details below

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"Starting at Home is a bold and ambitious book. It is also well-reasoned and compassionate. Noddings turns the conventional relati onship between public policy and household affairs on its head, showing how an elaborated theory of caring, rooted in family life, can serve to inform our thinking and guide our actions in a wide range of settings, both public and private. The result is a must-read for ethicists, policy makers, educators, and the public at large."—Philip W. Jackson, author of Life in Classrooms

"This book gives a rich yet unsentimental account of caring relations in idealized 'homes,' then uses the lessons of home to criticize and re-invent social policy. Whether responding to critics or addressing controversial political issues, Noddings writes with a directness and courtesy that makes fruitful disagreement possible. She is nonetheless committed to an 'ethics of care,' one clearly strengthened by her remarkable range of reading, analysis, and experience."—Sara Ruddick, author of Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace

"Recognizing care as a value with as much moral significance as justice and freedom, Noddings explores what a caring society would be like. Beginning with our understanding of how families best care for their members and thus can learn to care about others, she considers how caring could and should inform social policies. This is admirable and important work."—Virginia Held, author of Rights and Goods: Justifying Social Action

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520230262
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Nel Noddings is Lee Jacks Professor of Education, Emerita, at Stanford University. She is the author of Caring (California, 1984), Women and Evil (California, 1989), The Challenge to Care in Schools (1992), Educating for
Intelligent Belief or Unbelief
(1993), and Philosophy of Education (1995).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Starting at Home

PART ONE. CARE THEORY
1. Caring
2. Harm and Care
3. Needs
4. Why Liberalism Is
Inadequate
5. A Relational Self

PART TWO. OUR SELVES AND OTHER SELVES

Interlude
6. Bodies
7. Places, Homes, and Objects
8. Attentive Love
9. Achieving Acceptability
10. Learning to Care

PART THREE. TOWARD A CARING SOCIETY

Interlude
11. Developing Social Policy
12. Homes and Homelessness
13. Deviance
14. The Centrality of Education

Concluding Remarks
Notes
Selected Bibliography

Index

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