Talking about care

Two sides to the story

Liz Forbat

Talking about care

Liz Forbat

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861346216 Published January 2005 For sale in North and South America only
Despite its familiarity, the realities of care are both complex and contested. This book offers a unique approach to scrutinising the co-existence of both care and abuse in relationships. It demonstrates ways of increasing critical reflexivity when working with people involved in difficult care relationships. The book emphasises that when talking about care, we need to care about talk.Discourse analysis is introduced as a method of investigating relationships, policy and literature in informal care. Analytic tools are considered alongside case-studies to illustrate how both carer and caree construct their relationship and account for difficulties with each other.
Contents
Introduction: Talking about care/caring about talk
Constructions of care: the family, difficulties and policy
Biographies, family histories and discursive psychology
Accounts of care and accounting for care: repertoires in talk
Embedding difficulties in talk about care relationships
Mapping family history: the genealogy of difficulties and care
Two sides to the care story: illuminating the analytic potential
Talking about care: practice implications
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