Beyond the Global Care Chain: Boundaries, Institutions and Ethics of Care

Minh T.N. Nguyen, Roberta Zavoretti, Joan Tronto

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Revisiting the Global Care Chain literature, we reflect on the ways in which care functions as a moral discourse that simultaneously resonates with local people and helps to promote neoliberalization in contexts that are often left out of the literature. We argue that care, both as concept and practice, inflects the broadest moral contradiction, ambivalence and hybridity of our social and political world today. Critiques of inequalities in global caring, therefore, need to pay attention to the moralization that is part of the neoliberal worldview and the ways in which it meshes with locally meaningful ideas and practices of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-212
Number of pages14
JournalEthics and Social Welfare
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 3 2017


  • Care
  • Global Care Chain
  • ethics
  • moralization
  • neoliberalism


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