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Cultures of care: Biographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies

Prue Chamberlayne


This book explores the experiences of informal home carers in the different welfare systems of the former West Germany and East Germany, and Britain. It is innovative in using a biographical case study approach to compare caring situations and caring strategies in the three different societies. The detail and variety of the case studies show how particular social and welfare patterns give rise to recognisable ‘cultures of care’. The book shows how the social relations of caring are structured within and outside the home environment, offers a research tool to take into account the significance ... More

Keywords: informal home carers, welfare systems, West Germany, East Germany, Britain, different societies, cultures of care, social policy, social insurance, moral agency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9781861341662
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Prue Chamberlayne, author