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Britain – sitting on the doorstep

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/9781861341662.003.0004
Britain – sitting on the doorstep

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This chapter examines the system of informal care in Great Britain. It suggests that the culture of care in Britain moves within a triad of private, public and social dimensions, in which caring is located within individualised strategies and that family strategies and histories feature strongly in determining the adaptation processes. It argues that British carers are positioned between the internal pull of the West German culture of care and the external push of the East German culture of care.

Keywords: informal care; Great Britain; individualised strategies; family strategies; adaptation processes; West German; East German; culture of care

Chapter.  14315 words. 

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