'She's like a daughter to me': insights into care, work and kinship from rural Russia

Kay, R. (2013) 'She's like a daughter to me': insights into care, work and kinship from rural Russia. Europe-Asia Studies, 65(6), pp. 1136-1153. (doi: 10.1080/09668136.2013.778566)

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This article draws on ethnographic research into a state-funded homecare service in rural Russia. The article discusses intersections between care, work and kinship in the relationships between homecare workers and their elderly wards and explores the ways in which references to kinship, as a means of authenticating paid care and explaining its emotional content, reinforce public and private oppositions while doing little to relieve the tensions and conflicts of care work. The discussion brings together detailed empirical insights into local ideologies and practices as a way of generating new theoretical perspectives, which will be of relevance beyond the particular context of study.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kay, Professor Rebecca
Authors: Kay, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:Europe-Asia Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1465-3427
Published Online:14 May 2013
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Authors
First Published:First published in Europe: Asia Studies 65(6):1136-1153
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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