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On the task of making social inquiry aligned to caregiving: An invitation to debate.

Wilkinson, Iain M. (2014) On the task of making social inquiry aligned to caregiving: An invitation to debate. Anthropology and Medicine, 21 (1). pp. 87-99. ISSN 1364-8470. (doi:10.1080/13648470.2014.880874) (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)

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Abstract

This paper is designed as an invitation to debate the value of research and writing on social suffering in relation to practices of caregiving. It offers a brief account of the origins and development of social suffering as a concern for social inquiry. Henry Mayhew and Jane Addams are profiled in terms of their pioneering roles as social researchers heavily preoccupied with problems of social suffering. The contrast between Henry Mayhew's frustrated attempts at caregiving and Jane Addams success in instituting the pedagogy of caregiving in the work of Hull House is set up for analysis. These examples are used to issue an invitation to readers to question the cultural and institutional circumstances that make possible forms of social inquiry that recognise caregiving both as a means to social understanding and as an aim for social research in practice.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13648470.2014.880874
Uncontrolled keywords: Caregiving, Henry Mayhew, Jane Addams, Social suffering
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 10:30 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42017 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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