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A nurse inserts an I.V. A personal care attendant helps a quadriplegic bathe and get dressed. A nanny reads a bedtime story to soothe a child to sleep. Every day, workers like these provide critical support to some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Caring on the Clock provides a wealth of insight into these workers, who take care of our most fundamental needs, often at risk to their own economic and physical well-being. 
Caring on the Clock is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research on a wide range of paid care occupations, and to place the various fields within a comprehensive and comparative framework across occupational boundaries. The book includes twenty-two original essays by leading researchers across a range of disciplines—including sociology, psychology, social work, and public health. They examine the history of the paid care sector in America, reveal why paid-care work can be both personally fulfilling but also make workers vulnerable to burnout, emotional fatigue, physical injuries, and wage exploitation. Finally, the editors outline many innovative ideas for reform, including top-down and grassroots efforts to improve recognition, remuneration, and mobility for care workers. 
As America faces a series of challenges to providing care for its citizens, including the many aging baby boomers, this volume offers a wealth of information and insight for policymakers, scholars, advocates, and the general public.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series Page
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. ii-iii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Foreword
  2. MARGARET K. NELSON
  3. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Part I. Paid Care Work
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1. On the Clock, Off the Radar
  2. Mignon Duffy, Amy Armenia, Clare L. Stacey
  3. pp. 3-13
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  1. 2. Beyond Outsourcing
  2. Mignon Duffy
  3. pp. 14-26
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  1. Part II. Contexts of Care
  2. pp. 27-30
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  1. 3. The Best of Both Worlds?
  2. Kim Price-Glynn, Carter Rakovski
  3. pp. 31-41
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  1. 4. The Business of Caring
  2. Nickela Anderson, Karen Hughes
  3. pp. 42-53
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  1. 5. Are Frontline Healthcare Jobs “Good” Jobs?
  2. Janette S. Dill
  3. pp. 54-66
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  1. 6. Orienting End-of-Life Care
  2. Cindy L. Cain
  3. pp. 67-78
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  1. Part III. Hazards of Care
  2. pp. 79-82
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  1. 7. The Health Hazards of Health Care
  2. Alicia Kurkowski, Jon Boyer, Laura Punnett
  3. pp. 83-93
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  1. 8. When the Home Is a Workplace
  2. Pia Markkanen, Margaret Quinn, Susan Sama
  3. pp. 94-103
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  1. 9. Part of the Job?
  2. Jennifer Zelnick
  3. pp. 104-116
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  1. 10. Double Isolation
  2. Ivy Bourgeault
  3. pp. 117-126
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  1. Part IV. Identities and Meaning Making
  2. pp. 127-130
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  1. 11. The Caring Professional?
  2. Latonya J. Trotter
  3. pp. 131-142
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  1. 12. Building a Professional Identity
  2. Fumilayo Showers
  3. pp. 143-152
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  1. 13. Ethnic Logics
  2. Cameron Lynne Macdonald
  3. pp. 153-164
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  1. 14. Caring or Catering?
  2. Rachel Sherman
  3. pp. 165-176
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  1. Part V. Work and Family
  2. pp. 177-178
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  1. 15. Low-Wage Care Workers
  2. Naomi Gerstel, Dan Clawson
  3. pp. 179-188
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  1. 16. “It’s Like a Family”
  2. Lisa Dodson, Rebekah M. Zincavage
  3. pp. 189-200
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  1. 17. Caught between Love and Money
  2. Clare L. Stacey, Lidnsey L. Ayers
  3. pp. 201-212
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  1. 18. Paying Family Caregivers
  2. Mary K. Zimmerman
  3. pp. 213-224
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  1. Part VI. Paths to Change
  2. pp. 225-228
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  1. 19. For Children and Self:
  2. Clare Hammonds
  3. pp. 229-239
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  1. 20. Creating Expertise and Autonomy
  2. Amy Armenia
  3. pp. 240-250
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  1. 21. Building a Movement of Caring Selves
  2. Deborah L. Little
  3. pp. 251-262
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  1. 22. Healthy Diversity
  2. Michelle C. Haynes, Meg A. Bond, Robin A. Toof, Teresa Schroll, Michelle D. Holmberg
  3. pp. 263-274
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  1. 23. Building Meaningful Career Lattices
  2. Jennifer Craft Morgan, Brandy Farrar
  3. pp. 275-286
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  1. Epilogue
  2. Mignon Duffy, Clare L. Stacey, Amy Armenia
  3. pp. 287-292
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  1. References
  2. pp. 293-316
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 317-324
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 325-332
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813563138
Related ISBN
9780813563121
MARC Record
OCLC
899212256
Pages
350
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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