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Care Scholarship: A Feminist Analysis

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In the late 1970s and early 1980s, feminist scholars became the main architects of the care perspective. Care scholarship can be viewed a feminist because it pursues avenues to challenge and promote change regarding gender inequities entrenched in the historic and current practices of care. Burnier, (2003) posits that it has been commonly women, working at home without pay or outside the home at low pay, who have been expected to perform society’s care work. Baines, Evan, and Neysmith states (as cited in Burnier, 2003, p. 532), that feminist scholars envision a society where care work would be accomplished “without reproducing and perpetuating gender inequality” and that care work becomes “everyone’s work,” which means “redistributing
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