Feminist Perspectives on Family Care: Policies for Gender Justice
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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A discussion of feminism starts from the assumption that the prevailing standpoint
of social reality and knowledge about it has, by and large, been sexist (Krane,
1991). According to feminist theories, sexism refers to a picture of social reality ...
Feminism originates in a belief in the worthiness of all individuals to have
opportunities to develop to their fullest. Embracing both personal and social
change, feminism aims to eliminate all hierarchies in which one category of
human beings ...
Accordingly, feminism seeks to address issues of economic inequity and
vulnerability to violence that in some way affect the lives of most women. It is this
underlying assumption of women's oppression that differentiates a feminist
Feminism thus draws us away from what exists and challenges accepted ideas
about gender, race, and class. A feminist perspective is central to achieving the
vision of gender justice that attempts to address differences of race, class, and ...
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Part I The Changing Societal Context for Caregiving
Chapter 2 Americas Changing Families
Chapter 3 The Changing American Economy and Workforce
Chapter 4 Changing Health Care Needs and LongTerm Care Services
Part II The ContextExtentand Nature of Caregiving for Dependents
Chapter 5 The SocialPoliticaland Historical Context of Caregiving for Dependents
Chapter 10 A Feminist Critique of FamilyRelated Benefits in the Workplace
Part IV Toward a Feminist Agenda for Family Caregivers
A Feminist Approach
Chapter 12 Social Services and Social Supports
Achieving a More Family Responsive Workplace
A Feminist Perspective
Toward a National Caregiver Coalition
Chapter 6 The Gendered Nature of Care
Chapter 7 The Consequences of Caring
Part ΙII A Feminist Critique of Current Policies and Programs
Chapter 8 A Feminist Critique of Americas Family Policy
Chapter 9 A Feminist Critique of LongTerm Care Policies
About the Authors