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Cultures of careBiographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies$
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Prue Chamberlayne

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9781861341662

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.001.0001

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Cultures of care

Prue Chamberlayne

Annette King

Policy Press

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about informal home carers in Great Britain, East Germany and West Germany. It relates the personal experiences of home carers to determine the intensity of personal dilemmas within caring, the individualised nature of particular circumstances and personal relationships and the embeddedness of each situation in a decisively West or East German or British context. It explores welfare regimes, culture of care and social policy towards active welfare.

Keywords:   informal home carers, Great Britain, East Germany, West Germany, welfare regimes, culture of care, social policy, active welfare

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