care ethics

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1058

Definition

Care ethics (or ethics of care) expresses moral perspectives that tend to be gendered and are characteristic of class and ethnic social divisions. Structurally, it does not tackle these divisions. In other words, women are called upon to be the responsible actors in domestic and public care work. Care ethics should be reconceptualised via social and global institutions so that they enable and reinforce caring relations among people.

Source(s)

Jaggar, M. A. (2001), ‘Feminist Ethics’, in L. Becker and C. Becker, eds. Encyclopedia of Ethics, 3 vols., New York, Routledge.

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