care ethics

Ethical theories and practices that focus on the well-being of those who need care, those who give care, and the social networks within which caring relations take place.


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  • Barnes, Marian, ed. 2015. Ethics of Care: Critical Advances in International Perspective. Bristol: Polity Press.

  • Ehrenreich, Barbara, and Arlie Russell Hochschild, eds. 2004. Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy. 1. Holt paperbacks ed. New York, NY: Metropolitan Books/Holt.

  • Hamington. 2015. “Care Ethics and Engaging Intersectional Difference through the Body.” Critical Philosophy of Race 3 (1): 79.

  • Hamington, Maurice, and Dorothy C. Miller, eds. 2006. Socializing Care: Feminist Ethics and Public Issues. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Hamington, Maurice, and Ce Rosenow. 2019. Care Ethics and Poetry. Palgrave.

  • Held, Virginia, ed. 1995. Justice and Care: Essential Readings in Feminist Ethics. Boulder, Colo: Westview Press.

  • ———. 2007. The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Hochschild, Arlie Russell. 2012a. The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling. Berkeley Los Angeles London: University of California Press.

  • ———, ed. 2012b. The Outsourced Self: What Happens When We Pay Others to Live Our Lives for Us. 1st Picador ed. New York, NY: Picador.

  • Hondagneu-Sotelo, Pierrette. 2007. Doméstica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence. Berkeley: University of California Press.

  • Kittay, Eva Feder. 1999. Love’s Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency. New York: Routledge.

  • ———. 2019. Learning from My Daughter: The Value and Care of Disabled Minds. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

  • Kittay, Eva Feder, and Ellen K. Feder, eds. 2002. The Subject of Care: Feminist Perspectives on Dependency. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Noddings, Nel. 2003. Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics & Moral Education. 2nd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press.

  • ———. 2005. The Challenge to Care in Schools: An Alternative Approach to Education. 2nd ed. New York: Teachers College Press.

  • Oliver, Kelly. 2019. Response Ethics. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield International.

  • Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi. 2018. Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.

  • Puig de la Bellacasa, María. 2017. Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More than Human Worlds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

  • Raghuram, Parvati. 2019. “Race and Feminist Care Ethics: Intersectionality as Method.” Gender, Place & Culture 26 (5): 613–37.

  • Rainey, Sarah Smith. 2011. Love, Sex, and Disability: The Pleasures of Care. Boulder, Colo: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

  • Robinson, Fiona. 2011. The Ethics of Care: A Feminist Approach to Human Security. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

  • Robinson, Fiona. 2019. Globalizing Care: Ethics, Feminist Theory, and International Relations. S.l.: Routledge.

  • Samaran, Nora. 2019. Turn This World inside out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture. Chico, GA: AK Press.

  • Tronto, Joan C. 1993. Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care. New York: Routledge.

  • ———. 2013. Caring Democracy: Markets, Equality, and Justice. New York: New York University Press.

  • ———. 2015. Who Cares? How to Reshape a Democratic Politics. Ithaca: Cornell Selects, an imprint of Cornell University Press.