Love’s Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency (Thinking Gender)

Eva Feder Kittay

This fascinating study of women carers explores the significance of dependency work by analysing John Rawls’ influential liberal theory and two examples of public policy – welfare reform and family leave – to show how both theory and policy fail women when they miss the centrality of dependency to questions of justice. A vision of an equal society is required, one which recognizes that those who care for others require the support of the larger community.

ISBN: 9780415904131, 1999, Routledge