Circles of Care: Work and Identity in Women's Lives

Circles of Care: Work and Identity in Women's Lives

by Emily K. Abel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791402649

ISBN-13: 9780791402641

Pub. Date: 07/28/1990

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Explores the experience of women providing care to children, disabled persons, the chronically ill, and the frail elderly.

This work examines the experience of women providing care to children, disabled persons, the chronically ill, and the frail elderly. It differs from most writing about caregiving because it focuses on the providers rather than the care

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Explores the experience of women providing care to children, disabled persons, the chronically ill, and the frail elderly.

This work examines the experience of women providing care to children, disabled persons, the chronically ill, and the frail elderly. It differs from most writing about caregiving because it focuses on the providers rather than the care recipients. It looks at the experience of women caregivers in specific settings, exploring what caregiving actually entails and what it means in their lives

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791402641
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/28/1990
Series:
SUNY series on Women and Work Series
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Part I: Theoretical Issues

Preface

1: Circles of Care: An Introductory Essay
Emily K. Abel and Margaret K. Nelson

2: Toward a Feminist Theory of Caring
Berenice Fisher and Joan Tronto

Part II: The Domestic Domain

Preface

3: Family Care of the Frail Elderly
Emily K. Abel

4: Gender Differences in Spouse Management of the Caregiver Role
Baila Miller

Part III: Formal Organizations

Preface

5: Alice in the Human Services: A Feminist Analysis of Women in the Caring Professions
Berenice Fisher

6: The Duty or Right to Care? Nursing and Womanhood in Historical Perspective
Susan M. Reverby

7: Caring for the Institutionalized Mentally Retarded: Work Culture and Work-Based Social Support
Rebecka Inga Lundgren and Carole H. Browner

8: Nursing Homes As Trouble
Timothy Diamond

9: Does It Pay to Care?
Karen Brodkin Sacks

Part IV: Unaffiliated Providers

Preface

10: Mothering Others' Children: The Experiences of Family Day Care Providers
Margaret K. Nelson

11: Experts and Caregivers: Perspectives on Underground Day Care
Elaine Enarson

12: Licensed Lay Midwifery and Medical Models of Childbirth
Rose Weitz and Deborah A. Sullivan

Part V: Overlapping Responsibilities

Preface

13: Double Jeopardy: The Costs of Caring at Work and at Home
Nancy L. Marshall, Rosalind C. Barnett, Grace K. Baruch, and Joseph H. Pleck

14: Family Perceptions of Care in a Nursing Home
Barbara Bowers

15: Children's Caregivers and Ideologies of Parental Inadequacy
Julia Wrigley

Contributors

Index

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