Imagining Care Hardback

Responsibility, Dependency, and Canadian Literature

by Amelia DeFalco;


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Imagining Care

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Imagining Care brings literature and philosophy into dialogue by examining caregiving in literature by contemporary Canadian writers alongside ethics of care philosophy. Through close readings of fiction and memoirs by Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Michael Ignatieff, Ian Brown, and David Chariandy, Amelia DeFalco argues that these narratives expose the tangled particularities of relations of care, dependency, and responsibility, as well as issues of marginalisation on the basis of gender, race, and class. DeFalco complicates the myth of Canada as an unwaveringly caring nation that is characterized by equality and compassion. Caregiving is unpredictable: one person's altruism can be another's narcissism; one's compassion, another's condescension or even cruelty. In a country that conceives of itself as a caring society, these texts depict in stark terms the ethical dilemmas that arise from our attempts to respond to the needs of others.

Imagining Care by Amelia DeFalco was published by University of Toronto Press in December 2015. The ISBN for Imagining Care is 9781442637030.

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Page last updated 1st December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press (December 2015)
Weight1g
Number of Pages224
Thickness20 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781442637030
ISBN-10144263703X
Product Code4334188
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