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Cultures of careBiographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies$
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Prue Chamberlayne

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9781861341662

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.001.0001

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East Germany – the push out of the home

East Germany – the push out of the home

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(p.57) three East Germany – the push out of the home
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Cultures of care
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Prue Chamberlayne

Annette King

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.003.0003

This chapter examines the system of informal care in East Germany. It describes five caring situations, three dating from many years before the unification and two which began in the turmoil of that period. It suggests that all these five sets of caring arrangements and strategies were strongly framed by German Democratic Republic (GDR) society. The interviews with welfare personnel and the case studies reveal the hopes and fears East Germans brought by unification.

Keywords:   informal care, East Germany, unification, caring arrangements, GDR, welfare personnel, case studies

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