Home and care in a changing society

Abdelmonem, M.G. ORCID: 0000-0002-8271-0924 and Argandoña, A., 2020. Home and care in a changing society. In: M.G. Abdelmonem ORCID: 0000-0002-8271-0924 and A. Argandoña, eds., People, care and work in the home. Advanced Studies in Sociology . New York: Routledge, pp. 1-16. ISBN 9780367422998

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The changing demographics of our modern society have inevitably impacted the dynamics and intimate relationships within the home from being personal and private within the emotional domain of the family to that of a work relationship, either with regard to domestic work, care for older people, work from home, or supporting people with special needs. Modern society has posed new challenges to the traditional work and care relationships in the domestic sphere that require in-depth scrutiny of the changing dynamics in the increasingly complex and multi-dimensional domain of the home. Looking at dichotomies of private versus public, place of care versus place of work, and how to cater for special needs of different people, this chapter introduces an interesting multidisciplinary approach to investigating the home from multiple angles, as covered in this book by scholars, academic, professionals, and practitioners. These chapters have been complemented by feature essays authored by politicians and policymakers with specific cases in point. This chapter is centred around three streamlined themes, and makes the case for coverage of the relationships and dynamics of care, people, and work in the home.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Abdelmonem, M.G. and Argandoña, A.
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: New York
Date: 2020
ISBN: 9780367422998
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 24 Jan 2022 14:34
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2022 14:34
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/45407

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