Las Torres de Lucca. International Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol 4, No 6 (2015)

Care, power and Citizenship

Tomeu Sales Gelabert


This paper addresses the issue of care from a feminist and democratic perspective. A realistic care concept is proposed, showing the existence of a traditional patriarchal domination system as to the provision of the same. Crisis of care and the relationship between the configuration of capitalism and the new redistribution of care is addressed. This redistribution reinforces traditional patriarchal domination of care. Finally, we propose Ch. Mouffe and N. Yuval-Davis the rearticulating of citizenship. This rearticulating of citizenship allows the emergence of a democratic and feminist care.