Feminist Perspectives on Family Care: Policies for Gender Justice / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- SAGE Publications
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.
Table of Contents
IntroductionWhy a Feminist Perspective?PART ONE: THE CHANGING SOCIETAL CONTEXT FOR CAREGIVINGAmerica's Changing FamiliesThe Changing American Economy and WorkforceChanging Health Care Needs and Long-Term Care ServicesPART TWO: THE CONTEXT, EXTENT AND NATURE OF CAREGIVING FOR DEPENDENTSThe Social, Political, and Historical Context of Caregiving for DependentsThe Gendered Nature of CareThe Consequences of CaringPART THREE: A FEMINIST CRITIQUE OF CURRENT POLICIES AND PROGRAMSA Feminist Critique of America's Family PolicyA Feminist Critique of Long-Term Care PoliciesA Feminist Critique of Family-Related Benefits in the WorkplacePART FOUR: TOWARD A FEMINIST AGENDA FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERSEconomic Supports A Feminist ApproachSocial Services and Social SupportsGender Justice Achieving a More Family-Responsive WorkplaceNational Health Care Reform and Long-Term Care A Feminist PerspectiveFeminist Strategies for Change Toward a National Caregiver Coalition