Two sides to the care story: illustrating the analytic potential

Liz Forbat

in Talking about care

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346216
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303671 | DOI:
Two sides to the care story: illustrating the analytic potential

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This chapter presents two case studies that illustrate the powerful analytic potential of biographical methods and discursive psychology in exploring different accounts of care within the same relationship. It presents a summary and detailed illustration of the analytic venture by focusing on two care dyads (a mother/daughter and a husband/wife partnership). The variety of care and related repertoires are highlighted and discussed in detail alongside a section focusing on the functioning of family-history talk. The care relationships drawn on in the chapter illustrate the possibilities for exploring intergenerational and marital relationships where there are quite different relationship histories and expectations.

Keywords: biographical methods; discursive psychology; care relationships; care dyads; family history

Chapter.  11353 words. 

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