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Care Professions and Globalization

Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

  • Ana Marta González
  • Craig Iffland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Ana Marta González, Craig Iffland
      Pages 1-29
  3. Theoretical Perspectives

  4. Practical Perspectives

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 263-271

About this book


This volume presents an extended reflection on human dependency and the need to 'care' and be 'cared for'. Philosophers, theologians, social theorists, economists, and professional caregivers to discuss the challenges of professional caregiving, analyzing how societies can promote relationships in which individuals can give and receive 'care'.


care emotion globalization Moral philosophy society

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Marta González
    • 1
  • Craig Iffland
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Culture and SocietyUniversity of NavarraSpain
  2. 2.University of Notre DameUSA

About the editors

Maria Sophia Aguirre, Catholic University of America, USA Carlos Centeno, University of Navarra, Spain Ambrogia Cereda, Università del Sacro Cuore, Milan Ana Marta González, University of Navarra, Spain Craig Iffland, University of Notre Dame, USA Kim Redgrave, London Metropolitan University, UK Eva Kittay, Stony Brook University, USA David Smith, Yale University, USA Michael Slote, University of Miami, USA Melissa Moschella, Princeton University, USA Alejandro Garcia, University of Navarra, Spain Richard Hugman, University of New South Wales, Australia Mercedes Pérez, University of Navarra, Spain Maria Pia Chirinos, University of Piura, Peru

Bibliographic information


“This book provides a very comprehensive, enlightening, and informative account of the issues involved in the professional and informal spheres of caregiving. While I think it would be an interesting read for scholars in a variety of field and disciplines, I think it would be especially valuable to those in the professional spheres of direct caregiving, such as nursing and rehabilitation practitioners.” (Tanya M. Jansen, JICare Blog,, May, 2016)