For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Loves Labor revisited"

by Kittay, Eva (2002)


Love's Labor explores the relations that dependency work fosters between women and between men and women, and argues that dependency is not exceptional but integral to human life. The commentaries point to more facets of dependency such as the importance (and limitation) of personal narrative in philosophizing dependency (Ruddick); the role of spirituality that Gottlieb addresses with regard to his disabled daughter; and the application of the theory to the situation of elderly women (Tong).


Gender Relations, Dependency, Equality, Personal Relationships, Dependency Labor


Domestic Labour, Women and Work, Care Work

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