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Giving Care Its Place

Giving Care Its Place F O S T E R I N G C A PA C I T Y , E Q U A L I T Y , A N D R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y Mary Lyndon (Molly) Shanley or parental fault (abuse, neglect, abandonment). By contrast, Linda McClain's thoughtful book, The Place of Families, McClain insists that the notion that the state should step in significantly advances the discussion of several of the most only after parents and other family members have failed is far contentious issues currently confronting family policy. McClain too limited. Like legal scholar Martha Fineman and economist makes a strong case for government responsibility for families, Nancy Folbre, she argues that the state has a responsibility to and for the policies that she sees as consonant with the principles support families under normal--indeed even the best of--cirshe has set forth. The notion that government bears responsibilcumstances (Fineman 2004; Folbre 2002). Because society ity for supporting family life is a "hard sell" in contemporary US cannot survive unless its young survive and are socialized to society, permeated as it is by laissez-faire notions of freedom and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

Giving Care Its Place

The Good Society , Volume 17 (1) – Sep 20, 2008

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Copyright © 2008 The Pennsylvania State University
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F O S T E R I N G C A PA C I T Y , E Q U A L I T Y , A N D R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y Mary Lyndon (Molly) Shanley or parental fault (abuse, neglect, abandonment). By contrast, Linda McClain's thoughtful book, The Place of Families, McClain insists that the notion that the state should step in significantly advances the discussion of several of the most only after parents and other family members have failed is far contentious issues currently confronting family policy. McClain too limited. Like legal scholar Martha Fineman and economist makes a strong case for government responsibility for families, Nancy Folbre, she argues that the state has a responsibility to and for the policies that she sees as consonant with the principles support families under normal--indeed even the best of--cirshe has set forth. The notion that government bears responsibilcumstances (Fineman 2004; Folbre 2002). Because society ity for supporting family life is a "hard sell" in contemporary US cannot survive unless its young survive and are socialized to society, permeated as it is by laissez-faire notions of freedom and

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The Good SocietyPenn State University Press

Published: Sep 20, 2008

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