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Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Cynthia J. Cranford


This revealing look at home care illustrates how elderly and disabled people and the immigrant women workers who assist them in daily activities develop meaningful relationships even when their different ages, abilities, races, nationalities, and socioeconomic backgrounds generate tension. As the book shows, workers can experience devaluation within racialized and gendered class hierarchies, which shapes their pursuit of security. The book analyzes the tensions, alliances, and compromises between security for workers and flexibility for elderly and disabled people, and argues that workers and ... More

Keywords: home care, disabled people, elderly people, immigrant women workers, inequalities, inequality, flexible care, secure work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501749254
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501749254.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia J. Cranford, author
University of Toronto