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Caring and Gender : Gender Lens (Hardcover Rowman) - Francesca M. Cancian

Caring and Gender

Gender Lens (Hardcover Rowman)

Paperback Published: 28th January 2000
ISBN: 9780803990968
Number Of Pages: 190

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Are women naturally better caregivers than men? Can paid care in an institutuion be good care? Can voluntary community care replace government welfare? Is the caring family disappearing? What role should government play in supporting or regulating families? Is day care for children as good as home care? Using engaging case studies and research findings, this lively new book from the Gender Lens Series explores these and other questions and controversies, challenging the notion that caregiving is a "natural" pattern and demonstrating how it is thoroughly social. Written in an inviting and readable style, the authors address complex issues about caring, making them accessible to undergraduate students and lay people. The book shows those who will enter diverse caregiving professions how to see their particular occupation as influenced by the larger society and broader social relations of caring. It also shows how beliefs about gender and family shape caregiving, and how caregiving affects gender inequality.

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"Caring and Gender is a splendid synthesis of ideas and research that capture caring as work: intricate, invisible, underpaid and done mostly by women. It also helps bring us to a new appreciation of that work, and helps lead us toward its proper recognition."--Timothy Diamond, Western Michigan University

Part 1 1. Caring and Gender Chapter 2 What is Caring? Chapter 3 Why Study Caring and Gender? Chapter 4 Women's Caregiving in Families: Natural or Social? Chapter 5 The Devaluation of Caregiving Chapter 6 Caregiving and Inequality Part 7 2. Historical Glimpses Chapter 8 Colonial Constraints Chapter 9 Work and Care Become "Separate Spheres" Chapter 10 "Every Woman Is a Nurse": Caregiving Becomes a Profession Part 11 3. Caring and Families Chapter 12 Families That Are Not Self-Sufficient Chapter 13 Parental Care for Children Chapter 14 Caring in Couples Chapter 15 Conflicts Between Paid Work and Family Caring Chapter 16 Family Care for People Who Are Chronically Ill or Severely Disabled Part 17 4. Paid Caregiving Chapter 18 Obstacles to Good Paid Care: Devaluing Caring, Profit-Making, Bureaucracy, and Hierarchy Chapter 19 Paid Care Can Be Good Care Chapter 20 Undermining the Quality of Paid Care: The Example of Nursing Homes Chapter 21 Separate, Gendered Spheres and the Devaluation of Caring Chapter 22 Caregivers' Autonomy and Nonmedical Standards of Care: Case Studies of Good Paid Care Chapter 23 The Care Receiver's Power Chapter 24 5. Governing Care Chapter 25 How Do Governments Support Care? Chapter 26 Gender, Care and Welfare in the United States Chapter 27 Government and Caregiving in Other Industrial Countries Chapter 28 The Threat of "Big Brother" Chapter 29 How Can Government Both Support Caregiving and Promote Gender Equality? Part 30 6. Caregiving in Communities Chapter 31 What Is Community Care? Chapter 32 What Are the Benefits of Care in Communities? Chapter 33 What Are the Limits of Caregiving in Communities? Part 34 7. The Future of Caregiving Chapter 35 Explaining Gendered Caring and Gender Inequality Chapter 36 Paths to Expanding Care and Gender Equality

ISBN: 9780803990968
ISBN-10: 0803990960
Series: Gender Lens (Hardcover Rowman)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 28th January 2000
Publisher: ALTA MIRA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.27