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Feminist perspectives on care: theory, practice and policy

Himmelweit, Susan and Plomien, Ania ORCID: 0000-0001-5883-2297 (2014) Feminist perspectives on care: theory, practice and policy. In: Evans, Mary, Hemmings, Clare, Henry, Marsha, Johnstone, Hazel, Madhok, Sumi, Plomien, Ania and Wearing, Sadie, (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory. Sage Publications, London, UK, pp. 446-464. ISBN 9781446252413

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Identification Number: 10.4135/9781473909502.n26


Feminist theory across a number of disciplinary fields has made a significant contribution to the understanding of care and to the development of its policy and practice in a variety of societal contexts. Care is a key feminist concern because its provision remains so stubbornly gendered and this has important implications for what men and women can do. How care is provided, therefore, also has consequences for the functioning of economies and the wellbeing of societies. Despite the high profile that care and gender equality have attained in the recent years, policy remains underdeveloped and the importance of care is often inadequately reflected in mainstream theories...

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: Gender Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2018 14:05
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 05:39

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