A Caring Society?: Care and the Dilemmas of Human Services in the 21st Century

A Caring Society?: Care and the Dilemmas of Human Services in the 21st Century

By: Michael Fine (author)Hardback

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Care is no longer a private concern. In the twenty-first century, characterized by population aging, family fragmentation and the entry of women into the paid workforce, it has become a major public issue. This important text offers a systematic, comparative analysis of the sociology, philosophy and emergent practices of care in the context of the political economy of post-industrial societies.

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MICHAEL FINE is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Deputy Director, Centre for Research on Social Inclusion at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.


Introduction The Emergence of Care as a Public Concern PART ONE: THEORIES AND ARGUMENTS ABOUT CARE Defining and Claiming Care A Profession of Care: Care in Contemporary Nursing Theory Promoting an Ethic of Care for an Unjust World Carers and Care Work: Social Policy Analysts on Care PART TWO: THE POLITICS OF CARE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY Demography, Aging and the Need for Care in the 21st Century Work/Life Conflict and the Politics of Child Care PART THREE: CARE AND SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY The Body, Individualization and the Transformation of Personal Life Risk, Care and New Logic of Global Capitalism

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/09/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780333993385
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780333993385
  • weight: 466
  • ISBN10: 0333993381

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