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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence Paying privately for childcare is a growing phenomenon worldwide, a trend mirrored in Sweden despite the prevalence there of publicly funded daycare. This book combines theories of family practices, care and childhood studies with the personal perspectives of nannies, au pairs, parents and children to provide new understandings of what constitutes care in nanny families. The authors investigate the ways in which all the participants experience the caring situation, and expose the possibilities and problems of nanny and au pair care. Their study illuminates the ways in which paid domestic care workers 'do' family and care; in doing so, it contributes to wider political and scientific discussions of inequalities at the global and local level, reproduced in and between families, in the context of rapidly changing welfare states.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. List of Figures
  2. p. vi
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. 1. Introduction: Nannies, Au Pairs, Parents and Children in Sweden
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 2. Researching Families and Paid Domestic Care
  2. pp. 13-32
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  1. 3. Parents Employing Nannies and Au Pairs
  2. pp. 33-62
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  1. 4. Nannies and Au Pairs Doing Care
  2. pp. 63-90
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  1. 5. Children's Narratives of Nanny and Au Pair Care
  2. pp. 91-120
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  1. 6. Caring Complexities: Care Situations and Ambiguous Expectations
  2. pp. 121-136
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  1. 7. Conclusion: Doing Nanny Families
  2. pp. 137-152
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 153-158
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  1. References
  2. pp. 159-170
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 171-176
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781529201529
Related ISBN
9781529201512
MARC Record
OCLC
1110184143
Pages
184
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-22
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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