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Ethics of CareCritical advances in international perspective$
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Tula Brannelly, Lizzie Ward, and Nicki Ward

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447316510

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447316510.001.0001

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Conclusion: renewal and transformation–the importance of an ethics of care

Conclusion: renewal and transformation–the importance of an ethics of care

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(p.233) Eighteen Conclusion: renewal and transformation–the importance of an ethics of care
Source:
Ethics of Care
Author(s):

Marian Barnes

Tula Brannelly

Lizzie Ward

Nicki Ward

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447316510.003.0018

The ethics of care offers not only a perspective on the analysis of social policies, practices and relationships within everyday lives, but an opportunity to renew or transform them. For such transformations to take place it is necessary to understand and address the barriers that get in the way of this. One such is what Tronto has identified as ‘privileged irresponsibility’. To counter this, dialogue between those occupying different positions in relation to care can enable both personal and political transformation. And it can enable the development of the solidarity that constitutes Tronto’s fifth phase of care: caring with.

Keywords:   ethics of care, renewal, transformation, privileged irresponsibility, relationality, dialogue, solidarity

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