Inequalities of Love and Care and their Theoretical Implications

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Title: Inequalities of Love and Care and their Theoretical Implications
Authors: Baker, John
Lynch, Kathleen
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Date: Aug-2012
Abstract: In this paper we use the framework developed in Equality: From Theory to Action to review some recent empirical research into caring relationships. This research shows that even within the context of care, inequality is multidimensional. It reveals complex patterns of inequality of work, resources, love and care, power and respect and recognition, shaped by many social factors including gender, social class, family status and disability. We also argue that this research raises important issues for normative political theory. In some cases the implications seem fairly straightforward. In others, it highlights questions that egalitarian theorists need to address more thoroughly.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Social Justice
Keywords: EqualityInequalityLoveCareEgalitarismGenderDisabilityAffective equalityEquality of conditionSocial justiceEgalitarian theorySocial classFamily status
Subject LCSH: Equality
Interpersonal relations
Social justice
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Social Justice Series

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