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Bathing - the Body and Community Care

Twigg, Julia (2001) Bathing - the Body and Community Care. Taylor and Francis, London, 240 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-20421-7. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:37796)

The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided.

Abstract

This book examines the work of a major employment group within the health and welfare field. It relates to debates on the body and issues associated with disability, personal space and autonomy and the power of dynamics of care.

Community care lies at the intersection of day-to-day life and the public world of service provision. Using the lens of one particular activity - bathing - this book explores what happens when the public world of professionals and service provision enters the lives of older and disabled people. In doing so it addresses wider issues concerning the management of the body, the meaning of carework and the significance of body care in the ordering of daily life. Bathing - the Body and Community Care provides an engaging text for students and will be of interest to a wide range of audiences, both social science and health science students and nursing and allied professionals.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 12:23 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37796 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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