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Talking about careTwo sides to the story$
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Liz Forbat

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346216

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346216.001.0001

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Talking about care/caring about talk

Talking about care/caring about talk

(p.1) Introduction Talking about care/caring about talk
Talking about care

Liz Forbat

Policy Press

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to argue for a particular approach to developing insights into care. It suggests that paying attention to the detail of the way people talk about their care relationships can illuminate how they manage difficulties, and how practitioners might work most helpfully with them. The chapters are a studied account of how people talk about their experiences, with a particular focus on the troubles involved in care. The book is based on a series of research interviews conducted with 12 people involved in informal (family) care. The polarities in informal care literature, the use of language in care, and working with and researching difficulties in care relationships, are discussed. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   care relationships, informal care literature, language, family care

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