Care Ethics, Intersectionality and Post Structuralism

Nicola Ward

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    This chapter considers the relationship between intersectionality and care ethics. It takes as its starting point the importance of the concepts of identity and relationship and the centrality of these concepts to both care ethics and intersectionality; this is followed by two substantive sections. Drawing on a political ethic of care the first considers how care ethics may lend itself to the challenge of identifying and exploring the synergistic effects of interlocking structures of power which impact upon intersectional experiences of identity. The lenses are then reversed, to consider the importance of an intersectional approach when considering care so that we can ensure that we are alert to the creation of new identities and the way that these identities, embedded within social policies associated with caring also need to be understood in terms of intersectionality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEthics of Care: Critical Advances in International Perspective
    EditorsMarian Barnes, Tula Brannelly, Lizzie Ward, Nicki Ward
    Place of PublicationBristol, UK
    PublisherThe Policy Press
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Print)9781447316541
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015


    • Care Ethics
    • Identity
    • intersectionality
    • subject positions,
    • carer,
    • cared for


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