Caring Democracy

Author: Joan C. Tronto
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814782779
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Americans now face a caring deficit: there are simply too many demands on people’s time for us to care adequately for our children, elderly people, and ourselves.At the same time, political involvement in the United States is at an all-time low, and although political life should help us to care better, people see caring as unsupported by public life and deem the concerns of politics as remote from their lives. Caring Democracy argues that we need to rethink American democracy, as well as our fundamental values and commitments, from a caring perspective. The idea that production and economic life are the most important political and human concerns ignores the reality that caring, for ourselves and others, should be the highest value that shapes how we view the economy, politics, and institutions such as schools and the family. Care is at the center of our human lives, but Tronto argues it is currently too far removed from the concerns of politics. Caring Democracy traces the reasons for this disconnection and argues for the need to make care, not economics, the central concern of democratic political life. Joan C. Tronto is a Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care (Routledge).

Socializing Care

Author: Maurice Hamington
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742550407
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Contributors to this volume demonstrate how the ethics of care factors into a variety of social policies and institutions, and can indeed be useful in thinking about a number of different social problems. Divided into two sections, the first looks at care as a model for an evaluative framework that rethinks social institutions, liberal society, and citizenship at a basic conceptual level. The second explores care values in the context of specific social practices or settings, as a framework that should guide thinking.

Wie Demokratien sterben

Author: Steven Levitsky
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641222915
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem NDR Kultur Sachbuchpreis 2018 als bestes Sachbuch des Jahres Demokratien sterben mit einem Knall oder mit einem Wimmern. Der Knall, also das oft gewaltsame Ende einer Demokratie durch einen Putsch, einen Krieg oder eine Revolution, ist spektakulärer. Doch das Dahinsiechen einer Demokratie, das Sterben mit einem Wimmern, ist alltäglicher – und gefährlicher, weil die Bürger meist erst aufwachen, wenn es zu spät ist. Mit Blick auf die USA, Lateinamerika und Europa zeigen die beiden Politologen Steven Levitsky und Daniel Ziblatt, woran wir erkennen, dass demokratische Institutionen und Prozesse ausgehöhlt werden. Und sie sagen, an welchen Punkten wir eingreifen können, um diese Entwicklung zu stoppen. Denn mit gezielter Gegenwehr lässt sich die Demokratie retten – auch vom Sterbebett.

Ethics of Care

Author: Barnes, Marian
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447316517
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The international contributors to this unique collection demonstrate the significance of care ethics as a transformative way of thinking across diverse geographical, policy and interpersonal contexts.

Who Cares

Author: Joan C. Tronto
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501702769
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The 2015 winner of the Brown Democracy Medal, Joan C. Tronto, argues in Who Cares? that we need to rethink American democracy, as well as our own fundamental values and commitments, from a caring perspective. Asserting that Americans are facing a "caring deficit"—that there are simply too many demands on our time to care adequately for children, elderly people, and ourselves—she asks us to reconsider how we allocate care responsibilities. At the same time, while democratic politics should help citizens to care better, most people see caring as unsupported by public life and deem the concerns of politics as too remote from their lives to make a difference in this sphere. Tronto traces the reasons for this disconnect and argues for the need to make care, not economics, the central concern of democratic political life.

Sketches in Democracy

Author: Lisa DeLorenzo
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610483057
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Sketches of Democracy is a captivating book that chronicles the first year in the life of a new urban high school. Based on journal entries and educational literature, this book traces the author’s challenging journey toward creating a democratic community of learners within a tangle of socio-economic and political issues. An experienced public school teacher and university educator, DeLorenzo brings a unique perspective to the teaching/learning process. Her poignant anecdotal stories, along with information from authoritative sources, provide a narrative that is deeply reflective and affecting. This book is a must-read for teachers, teacher candidates, and teacher educators who share a passion for teaching those on the margins of society.

Umweg nach Hause

Author: Jonathan Evison
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462309005
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Ein rührender Roman, der zeigt, was es bedeutet, wirklich füreinander da zu sein Ben geht’s nicht gut – weder persönlich noch finanziell. Nach einem Crashkurs in »häuslicher Pflege« heuert er bei Trevor an, einem zynischen Jugendlichen, der im Rollstuhl sitzt. Gemeinsam fahren sie mit dem VW-Bus quer durch die USA, um Trevs Vater zu besuchen – eine Reise voller skurriler Abenteuer beginnt. Ben hat einen schrecklichen Schicksalsschlag hinter sich und besitzt keinen Penny mehr, als er die Pflege von Trev übernimmt, der unheilbar krank ist. Sein Vater Bob, ein hoffnungsloser Tollpatsch, sucht gleich nach der Diagnose das Weite, was ihm in der Familie natürlich keiner verzeiht. Doch Ben fühlt mit dem verstoßenen und reuigen Vater und überzeugt Trev, im Auto von Washington State nach Salt Lake City zu fahren, um ihn zu besuchen. Auf dem Weg nehmen sie die Anhalterin Dot mit und kommen an den verrücktesten Sehenswürdigkeiten vorbei. Sie gabeln eine reifenwechselnde Schwangere auf, werden von einem Auto verfolgt, in dem ganz jemand anderes sitzt als vermutet, und lernen schließlich, dass man sich irgendwann seinen Problemen stellen muss. Ein bewegender Roman voller skurriler Situationskomik, der glücklich macht. »Ein kraftvoller Roman, ergreifend und dennoch komisch« New York Times Book Review »Eine bittersüße Reise zurück ins Leben, rührend und lustig zugleich« Washington Post

Teaching Democracy

Author: Walter Parker
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807742724
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In Teaching Democracy, Walter Parker makes a unique and thoughtful contribution to the hot debate between proponents of multicultural education and those who favor a cultural literacy approach. Parker conclusively demonstrates that educating for democratic citizenship in a multicultural society includes a fundamental respect for diversity. This scholarly yet accessible work: Bridges the widening gap between multicultural education and civic education; provides powerful teaching strategies that educators can use to draw children creatively and productively into a way of life that protects and nurtures cultural pluralism and racial equity; explains the unity, diversity confusion that is found in popular media as well as in multicultural- and citizenship-education initiatives; defines deliberative discussion and explores its promise as the centerpiece of democratic education in schools, both elementary and secondary.

Caring

Author: Peta Bowden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134784457
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In Caring, Peta Bowden extends and challenges recent debates on feminist ethics. She takes issue with accounts of the ethics of care that focus on alleged principles of caring rather than analysing caring in practice. Caring, Bowden argues, must be understood by 'working through examples'. Following this approach, Bowden explores four main caring practices: mothering, friendship, nursing and citizenship. Her analysis of the differences and similarities in these practices - their varying degrees of intimacy and reciprocity, formality and informality, vulnerability and choice - reveals the practical complexity of the ethics of care. Caring recognizes that ethical practices constantly outrun the theories that attempt to explain them, and Bowden's unique approach provides major new insights into the nature of care without resorting to indiscriminate unitary models. It will be essential reading for all those interested in ethics, gender studies, nursing and the caring professions.

Caring Hearts and Critical Minds

Author: Steven Wolk
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571108599
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Wolk demonstrates how to integrate inquiry learning, exciting and contemporary literature, and teaching for social responsibility across the curriculum. He takes teachers step-by-step through the process of designing an inquiry-based literature unit and then provides five full units used in real middle-grade classrooms. Featuring a remarkable range of recommended resources and hundreds of novels from across the literary genres, Caring Hearts & Critical Minds gives teachers a blueprint for creating dynamic units with rigorous lessons about topics kids care about--from media and the environment to personal happiness and global poverty. Wolk shows teachers how to find stimulating, real-world 'complex texts' called for in the Common Core State Standards and integrate them into literature units."--Publisher's website.