Who Cares?

Who Cares?

Women, Care, and Culture

eBook - 1994
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At a time when studies suggest the average American woman spends seventeen years caring for children and eighteen years caring for aging parents, Julia T. Wood examines how culture creates and sustains our definitions of caring, determines who cares along gender lines, and assigns the diminished value that caring has in our society.

Wood argues that America’s expanding need for caring is currently being met at an unacceptably high cost to caregivers. It is time, she believes, to examine caregiving roles and the personal, political, and social issues that surround the question of who cares. Caring must be recognized and promoted as an activity that commands the respect and participation of all members of our societymen and women alike.

Only by implementing changes in the basic fabric of American culture, affecting both the structure and the policies of our society and government, can we, Wood concludes, carve out a system of caring that will recognize caring as everyone’s responsibility.



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Noting that the average American woman spends 17 years caring for children and 18 years caring for aged parents, Wood (speech communication, U. of North Carolina) explores how culture creates and sustains our definition of caring, allocates responsibility along gender lines, and assigns a diminished value to caring. Paper edition (1948-9), $19.95. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Carbondale, Ill. : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1994
ISBN: 9780585186719
0585186715
9780809318162
0809318164
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 195 pages)

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