Over the last 20 years there has been a flourishing of work on feminist care ethics. This collection makes a unique contribution to this body of work. The international contributors demonstrate the significance of care ethics as a transformative way of thinking across diverse geographical, policy and interpersonal contexts. From Tronto’s analysis of global responsibilities, to Fudge Schormans’ re-imagining of care from the perspective of people with learning disabilities, chapters highlight the necessity of thinking about the ethics of care to achieve justice and well-being within policies and practice. This book will be essential reading for all those seeking such outcomes.
"An exciting collection of new, cutting-edge research on care ethics that is theoretically-rich, provocative and timely." Dr. Fiona Robinson, Carleton University, Canada
"This text engages with some of the most challenging issues relating to care in diverse political and practice contexts through the lens of ethics of care. Contributors from different cultural contexts and disciplines make this a valuable addition to a growing body of scholarship critically examining political and philosophical perspectives on care." Ann Gallagher, University of Surrey
"This book deserves to be widely read, providing a stimulating account of care ethics in various international perspectives." Critical Social Policy
Marian Barnes is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Brighton. She is author of many publications on care, participation, ageing and mental health.
Tula Brannelly is a Senior Research Fellow at Surrey University researching care, ethics and marginalised groups. Her research areas include how care is shaped by political and structural influences and experienced by people who receive care.
Lizzie Ward is a Senior Research Fellow at University of Brighton. She researches in the area of ageing, focusing on participatory research and experiential knowledge.
Nicki Ward is a Social Work Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. Her research and teaching focusses on identity, ethics and relationships of care.
Section One: Conceptual and Theoretical Developments;
Introduction: the critical significance of care ~ Marian Barnes, Tula Brannelly, Lizzie Ward, Nicki Ward;
Democratic Caring and Global Care Responsibilities ~ Joan C. Tronto;
Beyond the dyad: exploring the multidimensionality of care ~ Marian Barnes;
Caring for ourselves? Self-care neo-liberalism ~ Lizzie Ward;
Care Ethics, Intersectionality and Post Structuralism ~ Nicki Ward;
Care ethics and indigenous values –political, personal and tribal ~ Amohia Boulton and Tula Brannelly;
Privilege and responsibility in the South African context ~ Vivienne Bozalek;
Empathy in pursuit of a caring ethic in International development ~ Diego de Merich;
Section two: Care Ethics in Practice;
Exploring possibilities in telecare for aging societies ~ Ingunn Moser and Hilde Thygesen;
Paradoxical constructions in Danish elderly care ~ Anne Liveng;
Contours of matriarchy in care for people living with AIDS ~ Anke Niehof;
HIV care and interdependent in Tanzania and Uganda ~ Ruth Evans and Agnes Atim;
Reciprocity and Mutuality: people with learning disabilities as carers ~ Nicki Ward;
People with Intellectual Disabilities (visually) re-imagine care ~ Anne Fudge Schormans;
Care ethics and physical restraint in residential child care ~ Laura Steckley;
Care for Carers: Care in the Context of Medical Migration ~ Elena Teadora Manea;
Mental health service use and the ethics of care: in pursuit of justice ~ Tula Brannelly;
Conclusion: Renewal and transformation – the importance of an ethics of care ~ Marian Barnes, Tula Brannelly, Lizzie Ward, Nicki Ward.