The politics and ethics of care

13 May 2009, 12:15 - 14:00

CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane

Part of the Health and Welfare Group Seminar Series

You may find the following questions helpful to your reading and thinking in advance of the sessions. 

  • What would be the place of justice in a world founded on an ethics of care?  
  • Is care timeless or an outdated notion?  
  •  Is dependency a virtue or a social problem?   
  •  How useful is gender in the analysis of care?   

Readings for this session (available by clicking the author):

Daly, M. and Lewis, J. (2000), ‘The concept of social care and the analysis of contemporary welfare states’, British Journal of Sociology, 51 (2): 281-98.

Kittay, E., with Jennings, B. and Wasunna, A. (2005)  ‘Dependency, Difference and the Global Ethic of Longterm Care’.  The Journal of Political Philosophy.  13 (4):  443-469.

Dunn, M., Clare, C. and Holland, A. (2008) ‘To empower or to protect?  Constructing the ‘vulnerable adult’ in English law and public policy’.  Legal Studies.  28 (2):  234-253.

Burman, S. (1996), ‘Intergenerational Family Care: Legacy of the Past, Implications for the Future’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 22 (4): 585-598

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