Theme: Public Policy | Content Type: Book review

Review: The Care Crisis. What Caused It and How Can We End It?, by Emma Dowling

Alexandre Leskanich


Nathan Anderson

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Care is a non-negotiable good. That's because without care, nobody lives. Without care, nothing works. Without care, no society subsists. It follows that if we cannot live without care, neither can we afford to fail to care sufficiently. As sociologist Emma Dowling writes in this impressive and painstaking study, ‘care is conceived as all the supporting activities that take place to make, remake, maintain, contain and repair the world we live in and the physical, emotional and intellectual capacities required to do so’. Care cannot be evaded, ignored, or deferred; it is an imperative, an aspect of life integral to its continuance.

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