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Sex, Class and CCTV: The Covert Surveillance of Paid Homecare Workers

Hayes, Lydia (2016) Sex, Class and CCTV: The Covert Surveillance of Paid Homecare Workers. In: Adkins, Lisa and Dever, Maryanne, eds. The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 171-193. ISBN 978-1-349-57759-0. E-ISBN 978-1-137-49554-9. (doi:10.1057/9781137495549) (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:75152)

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Abstract

Public interest in the surveillance of care workers employed to care for older and disabled adults is rising rapidly in the UK. A number of high-profile exposés of elder abuse in private living spaces have fuelled concerns about the ability of regulatory agencies to protect vulnerable adults. News stories and court reports provide accounts of the circumstances in which families take matters into their own hands and use CCTV or hidden cameras to gather evidence about the abuse of older people receiving care; either in institutional settings or in their own private homes. The post-Fordist deregulation of employment in the care sector, together with a lack of public confidence in the statutory bodies responsible for care standards, has created conditions in which surveillance has emerged as a new regulatory dynamic.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/9781137495549
Uncontrolled keywords: Service User, Daily Mail, National Minimum Wage, Care Quality Commission, Homecare Service
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Lydia Hayes
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2019 14:15 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75152 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hayes, Lydia: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4602-9194
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