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Care, Gender, and Justice
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Care, Gender, and Justice

Diemut Elisabet Bubeck

Abstract

Women's unpaid work at home has not concerned theorists of social justice, despite the fact that it renders women vulnerable to exploitation and hence to social injustice. Based on a critical analysis of three conceptions of work and women's work in the materialist tradition of thought—Marx, the domestic labour debate, and Delphy and Leonard—this book develops its own theory of women's work as care. By focusing on the material, psychological, and gendered aspects of care, the theory elucidates how and why care is exploitative as long as it remains women's work, and what problems it poses for c ... More

Keywords: women, work, domestic labour, Marx, Delphy and Leonard, care, gender, social justice, social injustice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198279907
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279907.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diemut Elisabet Bubeck, author
European University Institute, Florence