Care: Personal Lives and Social Policy

Care: Personal Lives and Social Policy

by Janet Fink
     
 


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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861345196
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Personal Lives and Social Policy Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Questions of care1
Ch. 2Personal costs and personal pleasures : care and the unmarried woman in inter-war Britain43
Ch. 3Victims or threats? children, care and control77
Ch. 4Skin matters : 'race' and care in the health services111
Ch. 5Care : meanings, identities and morality145
Acknowledgements159
Index160

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