The Productivity of Care: Contextualizing Care in Situated Interaction and Shedding Light on its Latent Purposes

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/583625
Title:
The Productivity of Care: Contextualizing Care in Situated Interaction and Shedding Light on its Latent Purposes
Authors:
Pratesi, Alessandro
Abstract:
Care work may be connected with emotional and psychological exhaustion but also gratification, reward, and self-empowerment. Caregivers experience both positive and negative emotional states in caring situations, and further studies on the rewarding and energizing aspects of care may help us to broaden our understanding of how we can reduce the degree of burden while increasing the sense of satisfaction. This article shows how the focus on emotion is a necessary step to show the ambivalences and the grey areas connected with the concept of care as well as to challenge the not fully explored assumption that care is often associated with burden and stress and viewed as a result of circumstances. It reports the findings of a micro-situated study of daily care activities among 80 caregivers. Care is seen as a strategic site to grasp deeper insights into the interactional mechanisms through which the emotional dynamics revolving around care produce unanticipated outcomes in terms of symbolic and practical productivity.
Affiliation:
University of Chester/ Manchester Metropolitan University
Citation:
Pratesi, A. (2011). The Productivity of care: contextualizing care in situated interaction and shedding light on its latent purposes. Ethics and Social Welfare, 5(2), 123-137. doi: 10.1080/17496535.2011.571063
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Ethics and Social Welfare
Publication Date:
27-May-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/583625
DOI:
10.1080/17496535.2011.571063
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17496535.2011.571063
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ethics and Social Welfare on 27th May 2011, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17496535.2011.571063
ISSN:
1749-6543
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPratesi, Alessandroen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T19:16:28Zen
dc.date.available2015-12-10T19:16:28Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05-27en
dc.identifier.citationPratesi, A. (2011). The Productivity of care: contextualizing care in situated interaction and shedding light on its latent purposes. Ethics and Social Welfare, 5(2), 123-137. doi: 10.1080/17496535.2011.571063en
dc.identifier.issn1749-6543en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17496535.2011.571063en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/583625en
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ethics and Social Welfare on 27th May 2011, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17496535.2011.571063en
dc.description.abstractCare work may be connected with emotional and psychological exhaustion but also gratification, reward, and self-empowerment. Caregivers experience both positive and negative emotional states in caring situations, and further studies on the rewarding and energizing aspects of care may help us to broaden our understanding of how we can reduce the degree of burden while increasing the sense of satisfaction. This article shows how the focus on emotion is a necessary step to show the ambivalences and the grey areas connected with the concept of care as well as to challenge the not fully explored assumption that care is often associated with burden and stress and viewed as a result of circumstances. It reports the findings of a micro-situated study of daily care activities among 80 caregivers. Care is seen as a strategic site to grasp deeper insights into the interactional mechanisms through which the emotional dynamics revolving around care produce unanticipated outcomes in terms of symbolic and practical productivity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17496535.2011.571063en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Ethics and Social Welfareen
dc.subjectInformal Careen
dc.subjectEmotionsen
dc.subjectInequalityen
dc.subjectProductivity of Careen
dc.titleThe Productivity of Care: Contextualizing Care in Situated Interaction and Shedding Light on its Latent Purposesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester/ Manchester Metropolitan Universityen
dc.identifier.journalEthics and Social Welfareen
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