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Talking about careTwo sides to the story$
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Liz Forbat

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346216

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346216.001.0001

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Two sides to the care story: illustrating the analytic potential

Two sides to the care story: illustrating the analytic potential

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Talking about care
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Liz Forbat

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346216.003.0007

This chapter presents two case studies that illustrate the powerful analytic potential of biographical methods and discursive psychology in exploring different accounts of care within the same relationship. It presents a summary and detailed illustration of the analytic venture by focusing on two care dyads (a mother/daughter and a husband/wife partnership). The variety of care and related repertoires are highlighted and discussed in detail alongside a section focusing on the functioning of family-history talk. The care relationships drawn on in the chapter illustrate the possibilities for exploring intergenerational and marital relationships where there are quite different relationship histories and expectations.

Keywords:   biographical methods, discursive psychology, care relationships, care dyads, family history

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