Rehabilitating Self-Sacrifice: Care Ethics and the Politics of Resistance

@article{Cawston2018RehabilitatingSC,
  title={Rehabilitating Self-Sacrifice: Care Ethics and the Politics of Resistance},
  author={Amanda Cawston and Alfred Archer},
  journal={International Journal of Philosophical Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={26},
  pages={456 - 477}
}
ABSTRACT How should feminists view acts of self-sacrifice performed by women? According to a long-standing critique of care ethics such acts ought to be viewed with scepticism. Care ethics, it is claimed, celebrates acts of self-sacrifice on the part of carers and in doing so encourages women to choose caring for others over their own self-development. In doing so, care ethics frustrates attempts to liberate women from the oppression of patriarchy. Care ethicists have responded to this critique… Expand
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