Care

Personal lives and social policy

Edited by Janet Fink

Care

Edited by Janet Fink

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

176 pages
Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9781861345196 Published April 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Care: Personal Lives and Social Policy considers how normative assumptions about the meanings, practices and relationships of care are embedded in our everyday lives. It explores the ways in which these shape our sense of self and the nature of our relations with others. At the same time the book examines how social policy and welfare practices construct these relations and give or deny them meaning and validity. The authors draw upon a range of theoretical approaches and research evidence to bring into focus some of the different spaces and places where questions about care, in all its different dimensions, have been lived out, debated and struggled over. Each highlights the significance that class, 'race', gender, sexuality and age play in the analysis of care relations.
Contents
Questions of care Janet Fink: Introduction
Conceptualizing care, caring and carers: assumptions and contradictions
Theorizing care: questions and dilemmas
Welfare, care and personal lives
Conclusion
Further resources
References. Personal costs and personal pleasures: care and the unmarried woman in inter-war England Katherine Holden: Introduction
Policy contexts
Representing unmarried carers' personal lives
Conclusion
Further resources
References. Victims or threats? Children, care and control Barry Goldson: Introduction
Key concepts
The origins of modern institutions
Contemporary conditions, policies and practices
Conclusion
Further resources
References. Skin matters: 'race' and care in the Health Services Yasmin Gunaratnam: Introduction
Underlying concepts: the personal and care
Hospices, cultural competence and care
Intercultural hospice care: a personal account
Postcolonialism and multi-sited research
Reading Gill's account through a multi-sited analysis
Using the personal to take us to other contexts
Postcolonial collisions
Conclusion
Further resources
References. Care: meanings, identitites and morality Janet Fink: Introduction
Meanings
Identities
Morality
Conclusion
References
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