n Institute of African Studies Research Review - Epilogue : the study of care in cross cultural, interdisciplinary perspective

Supplement 6
  • ISSN : 0855-4412



Extracted from text ... Research Review Supplement 16 (2004: 95 - 101) EPILOGUE: THE STUDY OF CARE IN CROSS CULTURAL, INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE Kari W?rness The picture opposite, a copy of the scene Science and Charity, painted by Pablo Picasso in 1897, illustrates very well some important aspects of the gender division of labour in caring in the industrialized part of the world at the onset of the last century. the medical doctor, a bourgeois man in black dress, represents the scientific approach to illness and death, while the professional carer, the nurse, is an unmarried woman, whose caring work is a calling, an alternative ..

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