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New Perspectives on Mutual Dependency in Care-Giving

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by Ad?la Asst Prof Souralov
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New Perspectives on Mutual Dependency in Care-Giving by Ad?la Asst Prof Souralov

Many scholars see caregiving relationships as being based on mutual dependency or interdependency. Extensively cited notions of the 'global care chain' or 'international division of reproductive labour' have prepared the ground for analysis of global interdependencies in several domains. This book goes further by taking mutual dependency as a starting point for analysing all relationships. Using the example of Vietnamese families in the Czech Republic and the Czech native nannies, it shows how paid caregiving is contextualized in terms of various relationships between three types of actors: employer-employee, caring for the child, and mother-child. All of these ties are based on ontologically different principles and each of them operates as a piece of a puzzle, which is meaningful only in relation to each other.

Souralov? considers caregiving to be a formative activity that establishes ties between the concerned actors, whose subjectivities are mutually shaped in the daily practice of caregiving. With its stress on mutuality in care work, this ground-breaking book illuminates the new forms of interpersonal, interethnic, and intergenerational relationships and highlights the mechanisms and processes in which kinship ties are negotiated and reproduced.

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Pages: 168
Size: 3.2 MB
Publisher: Ashgate
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781317088172 (DRM-EPUB)
9781317088189 (DRM-PDF)

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