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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Men are now viewed as choosing to care, with those who are primary caregivers
of dependents rewarded and praised for their exceptional behavior, while women
typically have no such choice. Because men's contributions are defined by ...
By providing education within such natural contexts, all family members, not just
the individual most likely to be the primary carer (e.g., mother, daughter, wife, or
sister), can be included. This more inclusive approach has the potential to ...
Whereas it is recognized that approximately 20% of primary caregivers are men,
a feminist model of long-term care moves beyond gender-neutral services, in
which it is assumed that men and women are affected in similar ways by services,
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