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The Ethics of Care and the Conceptualization of Unpaid Care Work

  • Fatma Osman Ibnouf
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Part of the Gender, Development and Social Change book series (GDSC)

Abstract

This chapter discusses two themes: care work and the ethics of care. In addition, it justifies the research methodology employed. The first part discusses care and its related concepts (caregiving, caring, caregiver, formal and informal care, and care burden, etc.) in its entirety. It then goes further to specify the type of care described in this book. The second part takes a closer look at existing literature on the ethic of care with an emphasis on the feminist ethics of care. It also justifies the employment of feminist ethics of care in the theoretical framework of this study. The third part presents the methodologies employed to collect the primary data in Darfur. The research that informs this case study is based on mixed-methods.

Keywords

Care work Feminist ethics of care Ubuntu The research methodologies 

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  • Fatma Osman Ibnouf
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  1. 1.University of KhartoumKhartoumSudan

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