Journal article

Rethinking Care Ethics: On the Promise and Potential of an Intersectional Analysis

Olena Hankivsky

AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2014

Abstract

This article contributes to current debates and discussions in critical social theory about diversity, inclusion/exclusion, power, and social justice by exploring intersectionality as an important theoretical resource to further develop and advance care ethics. Using intersectionality as a critical reference point, the investigation highlights two key shortcomings of care ethics which stem from this ethics' prioritization of gender and gendered power relations: inadequate conceptualizations of diversity and power. The article draws on concrete examples related to migrant domestic work to illustrate how an intersectionality lens can advance new theoretical insights for understanding caring pr..

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