Feminist perspectives on family care: policies for gender justice
Sage Pubications, 29 ago 1995 - 418 pagine
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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America's growing racial and cultural diversity also shapes the extent and nature
of caring that ... A number of African American feminists argue that rather than
family being a source of oppression (as presented in the feminist literature),
In 1987, 48% of Caucasian women, 51% of African American women, and 41%
of Hispanic women had employer- or union-sponsored health insurance. In
contrast, 65% of Caucasian men, 54% of African American men, and 47% of
(1993a) have special significance in relation to families of color, given that
multigenerational households are more prevalent among African American,
Latino, and Asian American families as compared to Caucasian families. Beck
and Beck ...
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