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Feminist Perspectives on Family Care

1st Edition

Policies for Gender Justice

Nancy R. Hooyman; Judith Gonyea
eISBN-13: 9781452247311

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Today women find themselves playing an ever-increasing role in caring for older family members who are frail, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious mental illness. While this has role of women as caregivers has been documented, the actual impact on the lives of women has remained largely unstudied. In this volume, the authors examine caregiving as a central feminist issue, looking at its impact on women socially, personally, and economically. The authors review how changing family structures, the changing economy and workforce, and the changing health care demands of needy adults have impacted on women′s lives. They critique existing public and private policies, demonstrating a need for fundamental structural changes in social institutions and attitudes to improve the lives of women. Finally, they propose a social model of care that is oriented toward gender justice--recognition of the work of caring and its impact upon women socially, personally, and economically. For students, scholars and practitioners in the field of gerontology, gender studies, and social work, this book is a must.

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ISBNs 9780803951433, 9780803951433, 9780803951426, 0803951426, 9781452247311, 1452247315
Language English
Number of Pages 433
Edition 1st