Care in context: transnational gender perspectives

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE EDITOR(S): V.Reddy, S.Meyer, T.Shefer, T.Meyiwa
KEYWORDS: CARE, GENDER EQUALITY
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD), Human and Social Development (HSD)
Web link: https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/care-in-context
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8310

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Abstract

Care in context is a thought-provoking book that looks at gender inequalities in the context of care. Drawing in part from unique transnational perspectives and gripping interviews, this book focuses on key questions that intellectuals, policy makers and all of us who care and need care have to ask, such as: What is good care? Who should be involved in providing it? And how should care be arranged and organized so that that the interests of both care givers and care recipients are equally provided for? Care is indispensable to human flourishing. Without it we cannot survive. It is vital to the development of all individuals and to that of the broader society. Increasing economic and health problems have also contributed to mounting care crises in different parts of the world. With this view, the book offers fresh and nuanced perspectives and is a definite must read for all those affected by issues of care.