Experiences of care and vulnerability

27 May 2009, 12:15 - 14:00

CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane

You may find the following questions helpful to your reading and thinking in advance of the sessions. 

  • Can we care for people to whom we do not attribute agency?   
  • The transparency or liminality of carework – Inevitable?  Desirable?  
  •  How useful is the notion of the public-private divide in the analysis of care practices? 

Readings for this session:

Twigg, J. (1999), ‘The spatial ordering of care: public and private in bathing support at home’, Sociology of Health & Illness 21(4): 381-400.

 Leece, J. (2006) ‘“It’s not like being at work”: a study to investigate stress and job satisfaction in employees of direct payments users’, in Leece, J. and Bornat, J. (eds) Developments in Direct Payments, (London: Policy Press), 189-220.  Available from UL or on Google Books. 

Finlay, W., Antaki, C. and Walton, C. (2008).  ‘Saying no to the staff:  an analysis of refusals in a home for people with severe communication difficulties.’  Sociology of Health and Illness.  30 (1):  55-75.

Hendrick, H. (2003), ‘Children's emotional well-being and mental health in early post-Second World War Britain: the case of unrestricted hospital visiting’, in Gijswijt-Hofstra, M. and Marland, H., Cultures of child health in Britain and the Netherlands in the twentieth century, 213-242



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