The Sociology of Care: Exploring Theory, Policy, and Practice: The Case of Aging

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The Sociology of Care: Exploring Theory, Policy, and Practice: The Case of Aging

Format:  Paperback,

89 pages

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc

Publish Date: May 2012

ISBN-13: 9781621006978

ISBN-10: 1621006972

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Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc
Publish Date: May 2012
ISBN-13: 9781621006978
ISBN-10: 1621006972
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 89
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 0.3 x 9.1
Walmart No.: 9781621006978

Chapter outline

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Scientific Classification of Carep. 1
Scientific Care or Social Care? The Case of Agingp. 3
Bio-Ethics and Carep. 11
Social Policy and Professional Performances: Theoretical Implicationsp. 21
From Western Consumerism to the Personalization of Social Carep. 23
Social Work, Care and Performativityp. 33
Power, Care and Deathp. 47
Rethinking Care through Trustp. 57
Towards a Sociology of 'Trusting' Carep. 59
Referencesp. 71
Indexp. 83

Book description

This book explores the contested concept and theorisation of care and its relationship to ageing. The book analyses the different and complex ways care has been colonised by bio-medical sciences, social policies, and how professional experts have managed it. It also explores the issue of bio-ethics and care and how ethics plays a key role in how individuals may be given access to care or denied due to ethical considerations. The analysis moves to a social account of care in highlighting how recent social policy positions how movements to personalised care can be managed by individuals which raises questions about the nature of power in contemporary society.

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