The Meaning of Care

The Social Construction of Care for Elderly People

  • Bernhard Weicht

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 216-248

About this book


Bernhard Weicht provides a multi-layered analysis of how we understand and construct care in everyday life, the meanings it has for ourselves, our families, our relationships, identities and our sense of society and what is right and proper, making an original contribution to the discussion of the nature of care ethics and its political potential.


Care elderly ageing dependency family care community discourse home ethics care Familie nature

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Weicht
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  1. 1.Leiden University CollegeThe Netherlands

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