Keywords: Emotions, Care, Critical Reassessments, Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Phenomenological Approaches.
Despite the numerous and significant contributions of the last decades, the
literature on care still lacks a proper interdisciplinary approach showing its
multiple connections with different types of emotions and able to overcome
misleading dichotomies. Only by looking at the emotional dimensions of care in
an interdisciplinary perspective and with broader phenomenological lenses we
can overcome current limited interpretations of both care and emotions. This is
what the collection Emotions and Care: Interdisciplinary Perspectives does. What
is mostly striking about this book is its ability to convey a critical integration of
current literature on care – quite often skewed towards a predominant Anglo-
Saxon literature – without dismantling the existing scholarship, and actually
making it more meaningful and exhaustive, whilst simultaneously providing the
reader with an in-depth, enjoyable journey throughout the endless nuances of the
phenomenon of care.