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Introduction

Prue Chamberlayne and Annette King

in Cultures of care

Published by Policy Press

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9781861341662
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302018 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about informal home carers in Great Britain, East Germany and West Germany. It relates the personal experiences of home carers to determine the intensity of personal dilemmas within caring, the individualised nature of particular circumstances and personal relationships and the embeddedness of each situation in a decisively West or East German or British context. It explores welfare regimes, culture of care and social policy towards active welfare.

Keywords: informal home carers; Great Britain; East Germany; West Germany; welfare regimes; culture of care; social policy; active welfare

Chapter.  8465 words. 

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