Their Rightful Place

An Essay on Children, Families and Childcare in Canada

by Loren Lind and Susan Prentice

How do we deal with childcare's clash between human needs and capital formation. Their Rightful Place examines this question.
Childcare is caught between the opposing poles of human needs and capital formation. On the one hand, caring is intimately tied up in how we define ourselves, in our loving and intimate relationships, in the parts of our lives where, if fortunate, we freely choose and feel cherished. On the other hand, care is also an integral part of economic reproduction, the demands of labour and the profit-making system.
How are we to deal with this clash?

About the Authors

Loren Lind

Loren Lind, the author of The Learning Machine: A Hard Look At Toronto Schools, is a former Globe and Mail education reporter. He is currently a professor of journalism at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.(more)

Susan Prentice

SUSAN PRENTICE holds the Margaret Laurence Chair in Womens Studies at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg.'

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