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Care in everyday life: An ethic of care in practice

Marian Barnes


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 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 relati ... More

Keywords: Ethic of care, Relationality, Care work, Caring relationships, Social justice, Everyday life, Social policy, Well-being

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781847428233
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428233.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marian Barnes, author