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 Care as Practice and Value

Virginia Held

in The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195180992
eISBN:
9780199785957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195180992.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that for the ethics of care, “care” is defined as various practices that take place and various values by which to evaluate actual practices. As there are theories of justice to ... More


Introduction

Elana D. Buch

in Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479810734
eISBN:
9781479810147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810734.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces a contextual, theoretical, and methodological framework for analyzing contemporary care work. Building on long-standing feminist critiques, Buch advances the concept of ... More


Making Care Work: Training and Supervision in Home Care Agencies

Elana D. Buch

in Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479810734
eISBN:
9781479810147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810734.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

In making care into work, agencies justify their existence in the market as managing the predictable tensions that regularly arise in home care. Home care agencies build upon women’s familial ... More


Care Falls Apart: Turnover and the Limits of Independence

Elana D. Buch

in Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479810734
eISBN:
9781479810147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810734.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Across the United States, home care faces perpetual worker shortages and endemically high turnover levels estimated at between 60% and 90% per year. This chapter examines cases of turnover in rich ... More


Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

Teppo Kroger and Sue Yeandle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306818
eISBN:
9781447310839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306818.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

As populations age around the world, increasing efforts are required from families and governments to secure care and support for older and disabled people. At the same time women and men are ... More


A Duty to Share Domestic Burdens?

Andrew Mason

in Living Together as Equals: The Demands of Citizenship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199606245
eISBN:
9780191741562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606245.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Feminists have sought to re-chart the terrain of citizenship. One of the crucial issues in this context is the place of unpaid care work in our understanding of citizenship, especially that which is ... More


Coming to care: The work and family lives of workers caring for vulnerable children

Julia Brannen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348500
eISBN:
9781447301882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348500.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book contributes to the understanding of care and care work in children's services in Britain in the early twenty-first century. It provides insights into the factors that influence why people ... More


Ethics of Care: Critical advances in international perspective

Tula Brannelly, Lizzie Ward, and Nicki Ward (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447316510
eISBN:
9781447316534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316510.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Over the last 20 years there has been a flourishing of work on feminist care ethics. This collection makes a unique contribution to this body of work. The international contributors demonstrate the ... More


Doing the Dirty Work: The Physical and Emotional Labor of Home Care

Clare L. Stacey

in The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes in ethnographic detail the nature and intensity (both physical and emotional) of direct care of the elderly and disabled, exploring the constraints facing aides who provide ... More


Introduction: On the Front Lines of Care

Clare L. Stacey

in The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the long-term care crisis or the “care gap” in the United States, i.e. the problem of finding sufficient numbers of quality care providers to ... More


Experiences of care work

Julia Brannen, June Statham, Ann Mooney, and Michaela Brockmann

in Coming to care: The work and family lives of workers caring for vulnerable children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348500
eISBN:
9781447301882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348500.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter sets out to document the everyday reality of working with vulnerable children in both home and institutional settings. It begins with an overview of responses to the Postal Survey ... More


Embodying Inequality: Empathy and Hierarchy in Daily Care

Elana D. Buch

in Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479810734
eISBN:
9781479810147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810734.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the embodied care practices at the center of home care work. The chapter argues that these practices generate deep but fragile entanglements between the lives and bodies of ... More


Independent Living: Housekeeping as Personkeeping

Elana D. Buch

in Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479810734
eISBN:
9781479810147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810734.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that taking care of homes is inseparable from caring for persons in home care. The chapter shows how homes are invested with history and memories, becoming a material sign of ... More


Gender, labour markets and care work in five European funding regimes1

Clare Ungerson

in Care and social integration in European societies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346049
eISBN:
9781447301592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346049.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter investigates the particular form of commodification previously identified as ‘routed wages’. The notion of a partnership between the welfare state and its caring citizens and its citizen ... More


Working time and caring strategies: parenthood in different welfare states

Thomas P. Boje

in Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia: Gender relations in welfare states

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346452
eISBN:
9781447303015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter presents a comparison of Denmark and Sweden with the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. These countries have different work cultures and family policy systems, and the variation in the ... More


Managing care work and family life

Julia Brannen, June Statham, Ann Mooney, and Michaela Brockmann

in Coming to care: The work and family lives of workers caring for vulnerable children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348500
eISBN:
9781447301882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348500.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter explores childcare workers' work–family practices and draws upon three sets of data. First, drawing upon the interviews with managers, it outlines work–family policies and practices in ... More


Multidirectional Care in Transnational Families

Valerie Francisco-Menchavez

in The Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041723
eISBN:
9780252050398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041723.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Adjusting to long-standing political economic conditions and the culture of migration in the Philippines, Filipino kin view their role of caring for their families in the Philippines as a form of ... More


Cultural and Institutional Contexts

Birgit Pfau-Effinger

in Dividing the Domestic: Men, Women, and Household Work in Cross-National Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763578
eISBN:
9780804773744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763578.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter identifies the theoretical framework for explaining cross-national differences in the ways in which housework and care work are organized in a society. It begins with a brief outline of ... More


Selling Sex, Selling Care: Affective Labor in the Tourism Sector

Megan Rivers-Moore

in Gringo Gulch: Sex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226373386
eISBN:
9780226373553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226373553.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Following the previous chapter’s focus on what men are purchasing in San José, this chapter asks what kind of work the women involved in providing sexual services for tourists are actually ... More


Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS: Global issues and policy responses

Ruth Evans

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420220
eISBN:
9781447301769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420220.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book focuses on the experiences and perspectives of children and young people who care for a parent with HIV in the global North and South. Drawing on in-depth qualitative research from the UK ... More


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