Caring For/Caring About: Women, Home Care, and Unpaid Caregiving
Published Under the Garamond Imprint
Women are estimated to comprise nearly 80 per cent of both paid and unpaid care workers, yet their numbers do not coincide with their influence. Caring For/Caring About explores the complex nature of caring in Canadian society today. It examines the current research on women, home care, and unpaid caregiving, and identifies the social conditions under which caregiving is undertaken. The book examines the global and local forces that shape caregiving, as well as the diverse experiences of women who care.
Caring For/Caring About asks how we might create the conditions to make caring possible, for care is, after all, the objective and not the problem.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 208 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 9.0in
Karen Grant works in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. She is also a member of the National Network on Environments and Women's Health.
Carol Amartunga holds the University of Ottawa Chair in Women's Health. She is also a former member from the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health.
Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at York University and co-author of Critical to Care: The Invisible Woman in Health Services.
Madeline Boscoe is a member from the Canadian Women's Health Network.
Ann Pederson is a member of the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health.
Kay Willson is a program coordinator for the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence. She also teaches as a sessional lecturer in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
Table of contents
1. Thinking it Through: Women, Work, and Caring in the New Millennium, Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong
2. One Hundred Years of Caregiving, Pat Armstrong and Olga Kits
3. Designing Home and Community Care for the Future: Who Needs to Care? Nancy Guberman
4. What Research Reveals about Gender, Home Care, and Caregiving: Overview and Policy Implications, Marika Morris
5. Redefining Home Care for Women with Disabilities: A Call for Citizenship, Kari Krogh
6. Aboriginal Women and Home Care, Shelly Thomas Prokop, Erika Haug, Michelle Hogan, Jason McCarthy, and Lorraine McDonald
7. 'Just Fed and Watered': Women's Experiences of the Gutting of Home Care in Ontario, Jane Aronson
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