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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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Britain – sitting on the doorstep

Britain – sitting on the doorstep

(p.91) four Britain – sitting on the doorstep
Cultures of care

Prue Chamberlayne

Annette King

Policy Press

This chapter examines the system of informal care in Great Britain. It suggests that the culture of care in Britain moves within a triad of private, public and social dimensions, in which caring is located within individualised strategies and that family strategies and histories feature strongly in determining the adaptation processes. It argues that British carers are positioned between the internal pull of the West German culture of care and the external push of the East German culture of care.

Keywords:   informal care, Great Britain, individualised strategies, family strategies, adaptation processes, West German, East German, culture of care

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