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"This new edition of Eva Feder Kittay's feminist classic, Love's Labors, explores how theories of justice and morality must be reconfigured when intersecting with care and dependency, and the failure of policy towards women who engage in care work. The work is hailed as a major contribution to the development of an ethics of care. Where society is viewed as an association of equal and autonomous persons, the work of caring for dependents figure neither in political theory nor in social policy. While some women have made many gains, equality continues to elude many others, as in large measure, social institutions fail to take into account the dependency of childhood, illness, disability and frail old age and fail to adequately support those who care for dependents. Using a narrative of her experiences caring for her disabled daughter, she discusses the relevance of her analysis of dependency to significant cognitive disability. Eva Feder Kittay explores the significance of dependency work by analyzing John Rawls' influential liberal theory, and two examples of public policy--welfare reform and family leave--to show how theory and policy fail women when they miss the centrality of dependency to issues of justice. This second edition has updated material on care workers, her adult disabled daughter and key changes in welfare reform. Using a mix of personal reflection and political argument, this new edition of a classic text will continue to be an innovative and influential contribution to the debate on searching for greater equality and justice for women. Love's Labors has spoken to audiences around the world and has had an impact on readers from many countries and over many disciplines: philosophy, sociology, disability studies, nursing. It has been required and supplementary reading on many undergraduate courses on Ethics, Feminist Ethics, Gender and Religious Ethics, Political Theory, Bioethics and Disability Studies. It has been translated into Italian, Japanese and Korean"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of Description
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (Taylor & Francis, viewed on September 10, 2020).
Available in Other Form
Print version: Kittay, Eva Feder. Love's labors 2nd edition. Abingdon, Oxford ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.