Care in Everyday Life: An Ethic of Care in Practice

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – October 2012
Care has been struggled for, resisted and celebrated. The failure to care in 'care services' has been seen as a human rights problem and evidence of malaise in contemporary society. But care has also been implicated in the oppression of disabled people and demoted in favour of choice in health and social care services. In this bold wide ranging book Marian Barnes argues for care as an essential value in private lives and public policies. She considers the importance of care to well-being and social justice and applies insights from feminist care ethics to care work, and care within personal relationships. She also looks at 'stranger relationships', how we relate to the places in which we live, and the way in which public deliberation about social policy takes place. This book will be vital reading for all those wanting to apply relational understandings of humanity to social policy and practice.
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ISBN-13: 9781847428226
ISBN-10: 1847428223
Pagini: 224
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 13 mm
Greutate: 0.34 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Bristol University Press
Colecția Policy Press


“In this wide-ranging analysis of various locales where feminists have applied an ethic of care, Barnes convincingly shows the centrality of care in understanding human life and social policy.”

“Barnes packs a persuasive message in her latest text: care is hard to do. . . . Strengths of this book include plentiful examples from the author’s and others’ research, her careful attention to social justice and global perspectives, and long experience writing about this topic.”

“It is fascinating for those of us who have participated in the development of care ethics as moral theory, whilst being relatively unfamiliar with day-to-day practice in social work, socially provided care of the disabled, and the like, to see how the theory plays out in an area of application such as that described by Barnes.” 

Notă biografică

Marian Barnes is professor of social policy at the University of Brighton. She is the coauthor of Children, Families, and Social Exclusion; Unequal Partners; and Power, Participation, and Political Renewal and coeditor of Critical Perspectives on User Involvement and Subversive Citizens, all published by the Policy Press. 


About the author

1. Introduction
2. Conceptual, philosophical and political perspectives on care
3. Care in families
4. Working at care
5. Friends, neighbours and communities
6. Civility, respect, care and justice: the ‘comfort of strangers’?
7. Places and environments
8. Spaces of policy making: deliberating with care
9. Care: ethics, policy and politics