Care in Everyday Life
An Ethic of Care in Practice
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
The essential idea of care in health and social policy has recently been swept aside as governments increasingly focus on freedom of choice in health and social services. In this wide-ranging book, Marian Barnes attempts to restore care as a fundamental value in private lives and public policy. Applying feminist ethics to topics such as well-being, social justice, and the ways we relate to one another and the places in which we live, she examines the public debate on care in social policy. Both accessible and broad, Care in Everyday Life reintroduces a much-needed humanitarian perspective on the policies and practices that affect so many people.
2. Conceptual, philosophical and political perspectives on care
3. Care in families
4. Working at care
5. Friends, neighbours and communities
6. Civility, respect, care and justice: the ‘comfort of strangers’?
7. Places and environments
8. Spaces of policy making: deliberating with care
9. Care: ethics, policy and politics