Towards a critical theory of care

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dc.description.abstract Care is existential - without it human beings do not live. Good care is indispensable to the flourishing, wellbeing and prosperity of individuals and societies. The better the care, the greater the prospects for human development. Yet, there is a persistent disjunction between the existential significance of care and the attention given to it. Many people habitually overlook care in everyday life and pay scant attention to it intellectually. Perhaps this is because they have normalised its efficacy, or have received notions about care. The price for such neglect is flawed care practices, unsound care policies, and discordant care arrangements. On closer inspection, what might initially seem like a mere oversight turns out to be, to some extent, strategic disregard. Often, the significance of care is not only conveniently overlooked, but strategically repressed. This has wide-ranging effects: care needs can go unattended and caregiving can go unacknowledged. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject INFORMAL CARE en
dc.subject WELL-BEING (HEALTH) en
dc.subject WELL-BEING (SOCIETY) en
dc.title Towards a critical theory of care en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Care in context: transnational gender perspectives en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Reddy, V. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Meyer, S. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Shefer, T. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Meyiwa, T. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8312 en
dc.PageNumber 1-27 en
dc.outputnumber 7039 en
dc.bibliographictitle Reddy, V., Meyer, S., Shefer, T. & Meyiwa, T. (2014) Towards a critical theory of care. In: Reddy, V., Meyer, S., Shefer, T. & Meyiwa, T. (eds).Care in context: transnational gender perspectives. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 1-27. en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Reddy, V. en
dc.contributor.author2 Meyer, S. en
dc.contributor.author3 Shefer, T. en
dc.contributor.author4 Meyiwa, T. en

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