Feminist Perspectives on Family Care: Policies for Gender Justice

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SAGE Publications, 29 ago 1995 - 432 pagine
This book analyzes the phenomenon of family care for three populations of adult dependents with chronic disabilities: adults with developmental disabilities; adults with serious, persistent mental illness; and the frail elderly. Family care of relatives spanning the life course and across cultures is emphasized.

 

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Indice

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Why a Feminist Perspective?
15
Part I The Changing Societal Context for Caregiving
39
Chapter 2 Americas Changing Families
43
Chapter 3 The Changing American Economy and Workforce
58
Chapter 4 Changing Health Care Needs and LongTerm Care Services
75
Part II The ContextExtentand Nature of Caregiving for Dependents
105
Chapter 5 The SocialPoliticaland Historical Context of Caregiving for Dependents
107
Chapter 10 A Feminist Critique of FamilyRelated Benefits in the Workplace
210
Part IV Toward a Feminist Agenda for Family Caregivers
235
A Feminist Approach
241
Chapter 12 Social Services and Social Supports
265
Achieving a More Family Responsive Workplace
291
A Feminist Perspective
318
Toward a National Caregiver Coalition
339
References
357

Chapter 6 The Gendered Nature of Care
120
Chapter 7 The Consequences of Caring
136
Part ΙII A Feminist Critique of Current Policies and Programs
159
Chapter 8 A Feminist Critique of Americas Family Policy
163
Chapter 9 A Feminist Critique of LongTerm Care Policies
183
Name Index
394
Subject Index
405
About the Authors
417
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