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Talking about care: Two sides to the story

Liz Forbat


Despite its familiarity, the realities of care are both complex and contested. This book looks at the co-existence of both care and abuse in relationships. It demonstrates ways of increasing critical reflexivity when working with people involved in difficult care relationships. The book emphasises that when talking about care, we need to care about talk. Discourse analysis is introduced as a method of investigating relationships, policy, and literature in informal care. Analytic tools are considered alongside case studies to illustrate how both carer and the person being cared for construct th ... More

Keywords: abuse, critical reflexivity, care relationships, discourse analysis, care policy, care literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346216
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346216.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Liz Forbat, author