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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Seeking to reduce their immediate stress, they may establish exploitative
relationships with underpaid caregivers, many of whom are recent immigrants
and women of color. A feminist perspective is oriented toward structural change
that will ...
Similarly faced with a national need for more workers after World War II, Sweden
had two choices — either seek immigrants or recruit women. Because of a
concern for cultural homogeneity, the former strategy was viewed as undesirable.
Desiring more autonomy or flexibility, some may choose to work independently of
a home health agency or institution. Others, particularly recent immigrants with
limited education and English, have few options other than 208 CRITIQUE OF ...
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