Democracy of Care

Joan Tronto, PhD
Publication date: 
Friday, May 25, 2018

All around the world, people depend on care--for ourselves and others. However, we often don't realize how society affects the way we are caring. Professor Joan Tronto, Affiliate Faculty, says that in a society that only really values paid work (whether you're in childcare, nursing, or social work), it is too easy for all of this caring to go unnoticed. Tronto researches the fundamental values and commitments of caring and how they're different from the reality of care in America.