Care Reading List

This reading list was put together for a series of Care Seminars held at LSE by David Graeber and his students.

Bear, L., Ho, K., Tsing, A. L. and Yanagisako, S., 2015. Gens: A Feminist Manifesto for the Study of Capitalism. Theorizing the Contemporary, Fieldsights, March 30.

Sander-Staudt, M. (2011). Care ethics. In J. Fieser & B. Dowden (eds.), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Ethics of Care

Gutiérrez Garza, A. P., 2019. Introduction. In Care for Sale: An Ethnography of Latin American Domestic and Sex Workers in London. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-30.

Held, V., 2006. Introduction. In The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 3-5.

Held, V., 2006. The Ethics of Care as Moral Theory. In The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 9-28.

Tronto, J., 2006. Care as the Work of Citizens: A Modest Proposal. In M. Friedman (ed.), Women and Citienship. Oxford Scholarship Online.

Caring Labour

de la Cruz, D., 2015. Introduction. In Mother Figured: Marian Apparitions & the Making of a Filipino Universal, Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, p. 2-22.

de la Cruz, D., 2015. Mary Mediatrix. In Mother Figured: Marian Apparitions & the Making of a Filipino Universal, Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, p. 84-120.

Federici, S., 2012 [2008]. The Reproduction of Labor Power in the Global Economy and the Unfinished Feminist Revolution. In Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle. Oakland: PM Press, pp. 91-111.

Folbre, N., 1995. ‘Holding Hands at Midnight’: The Paradox of Caring Labor. Feminist Economics, 1(1): 73-92.

Domestic Feminism

Stack, C. B., 2008. Domestic Networks. In All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community. Basic Books, pp. 90-107.

Yanagisako, S., 1979. The Family and Household: The Analysis of Domestic Groups. Annual Review of Anthropology, 8: 161-205.

Viviana Zelizer

Zelizer, V., 2010. Caring Everywhere. In E. Boris & R. S. Parreñas. Intimate Labors: Cultures, Technologies, and the Politics of Care. Stanford: Stanford University Press, pp. 267-279.

Bubeck, D. E., 1995. Considerations of Care and Considerations of Justice. In Care, Gender and Justice. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 189–241. 

Marilyn Strathern

Strathern, M., 2016. Dependency. In Before and After Gender: Sexual Mythologies of Everyday Life. Edited with an Introduction by S. Franklin. Afterword by J. Butler. Chicago: HAU Books, pp. 129-174. 

Strathern, M., 1988. Work: Exploitation as Issue. In The Gender of the Gift: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia. Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, pp. 133-167.

Further Readings

Alcoff, L. M., and Kittay E. F. (eds.), 2007. The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy. Malden & Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Bhattacharya, T. (ed.), 2017. Social Reproduction Theory: Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression. Foreword by L. Vogel. London: Pluto Press. 

England, P., and Folbre, N., 1999. The Cost of Caring. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 561: 39-51.

Engster, D., 2004. Care Ethics and Natural Law Theory: Toward an Institutional Political Theory of Caring. The Journal of Politics, 66(1): 113-135.

Lewis, S., 2019. Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family. London & New York, Verso Books.

Lynch, K., 2007. Love Labour as a Distinct and Non-Commodifiable Form of Care Labour. The Sociological Review, 55(3): 550-570.

Noddings, N., 2002. Educating Moral People: A Caring Alternative to Character Education. New York: Teachers College Press.

Noddings, N., 2002. Starting at Home: Caring and Social Policy. Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press

Robinson, F., 1999. Globalizing Care: Ethics, Feminist Theory, and International Relations. Boulder & Oxford: Westview Press. 

Ruddick, S., 1995. Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace. Boston: Beacon Press.

Ruddick, S., 2002. An Appreciation of Love’s Labor. Hypatia, 17(3): 214-224. 

Sander-Staudt, M., 2006. The Unhappy Marriage of Care Ethics and Virtue Ethics. Hypatia, 21(4): 21-39. 

Sevenhuijsen, S., 1998. Citizenship and the Ethics of Care: Feminist Considerations on Justice, Morality and Politics. London & New York: Routledge. 

Sowerby, E. M., 1969. Nel Noddings’ Caring: A Critical Analysis. Master Thesis, The University of British Columbia. 

Tao, J. P.-W. L., 2000. Two Perspectives of Care: Confucian Ren and Feminist Care. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 27(2): 215-240.

Tronto, J. C., 1987. Beyond Gender Difference to a Theory of Care. Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 12(4): 644-663. 

Zachorowska-Mazirkiewicz, A., 2015. The Concept of Care in Institutional and Feminist Economics and Its Impact on Public Policy. Journal of Economic Issues, 49(2): 405-413.Zelizer, V., 2005. The Purchase of Intimacy. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press.