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The Resource Imagining care : responsibility, dependency, and Canadian literature, Amelia DeFalco, (electronic resource)

Imagining care : responsibility, dependency, and Canadian literature, Amelia DeFalco, (electronic resource)

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Imagining care : responsibility, dependency, and Canadian literature
Title
Imagining care
Title remainder
responsibility, dependency, and Canadian literature
Statement of responsibility
Amelia DeFalco
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
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Provided by publisher
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NLC
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1978-
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DeFalco, Amelia
Dewey number
C810.9/353
LC call number
PR9185.5.D47
LC item number
D44 2016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Dependency (Psychology) in literature
  • Responsibility in literature
  • Canadian literature (English)
  • Dependency (Psychology) in literature
  • Responsibility in literature
Label
Imagining care : responsibility, dependency, and Canadian literature, Amelia DeFalco, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-210) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001935021
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781442637030
Isbn Type
(bound : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015298331
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001935021
Label
Imagining care : responsibility, dependency, and Canadian literature, Amelia DeFalco, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-210) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001935021
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781442637030
Isbn Type
(bound : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015298331
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001935021

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