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Introducing the capacity to care

Hollway, Wendy (2006). Introducing the capacity to care. In: Hollway, Wendy ed. The capacity to care: gender and ethical subjectivity. Women and Psychology. London, UK: Routledge.

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Abstract

What is the capacity to care and why does it matter? How is it acquired? What are its origins in the early development of self and morality? Are women better at caring than men and, if so, is this likely to change with contemporary changes in parenting and gender relations? What would constitute a good enough family, as opposed to good enough mothering? How does the capacity to care inform the ethics of care debate about relationality and autonomy and their gender? How do people care across distance and difference? These are the questions that are addressed in this book. Through them I attempt to provide the current social discourses with an adequate psychology as a resource for understanding care, in the domains of theory, policy and practice.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-415-39967-X, 978-0-415-39967-8
Extra Information: Chapter 1 of "The capacity to care: gender and ethical subjectivity".
Keywords: care; intersubjectivity; gender; mother-baby couple; families; ethics; other
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 8443
Depositing User: Wendy Hollway
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 14:09
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/8443
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