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In the twenty-first century, characterized by population aging, family fragmentation and the entry of women into the paid workforce, caring has become a major public issue. This book offers a comparative analysis of the sociology, philosophy and emergent practices of care in the context of the political economy of post-industrial societies.

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CHAPTER 1. Introduction: The Emergence of Care as a Public Concern

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Theories and Arguments about Care

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CHAPTER 2. Defining and Claiming Care

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CHAPTER 3. Promoting an Ethic of Care for an Unjust World

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CHAPTER 4. Carers and Care Work.Social Policy Analysts on Care

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The Politics of Care in the Twenty-First Century

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CHAPTER 5. Demography, Ageing and the Need for Care in the Twenty-First Century

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CHAPTER 6. Work/Life Conflict and the Politics of Child Care

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Care and Social Theory

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CHAPTER 7. The Body, Individualization and the Transformation of Personal Life

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CHAPTER 8. Risk, Care and the New Logic of Global Capitalism

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