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Bathing - The Body and Community Care (Paperback) Loot Price: R954 Discovery Miles 9 540

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Bathing - The Body and Community Care (Paperback): Julia Twigg
Bathing - The Body and Community Care (Paperback): Julia Twigg

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Bathing - The Body and Community Care (Paperback)

Julia Twigg

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Community care lies at the intersection of day-to-day life and the public world of service provision. Using the lens of one particular activity - bathing - this book explores what happens when the public world of professionals and service provision enters the lives of older and disabled people. Focusing on the body, it explores how recipients feel about personal care and how careworkers feel about giving it.
Drawing on her findings from an empirical study of help with washing and bathing, Julia Twigg explores the world of front-line care workers, their employment situations and the impact of these on their day-to-day work practices. In doing so she deploys traditions of analysis that have developed in other fields, most notably those relating to the body, but also historical, sociological and anthropological theorising, in order to widen the context within which community life is understood.
Bathing - the Body and Community Care provides a very clear and accessible overview of the literature on the body as well as taking a novel approach to examining a routine activity. It provides an engaging text for students and will be of interest to a wide range of audiences, both social science and health science students and nursing and allied professionals.


Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2000
First published: 2001
Authors: Julia Twigg
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-0-415-20421-7
Barcode: 9780415204217
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services > General
LSN: 0-415-20421-6

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