Not so usual families: overlaps and divergences in the practice of care within disabled and same-sex families

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/592530
Title:
Not so usual families: overlaps and divergences in the practice of care within disabled and same-sex families
Authors:
Pratesi, Alessandro; Runswich-Cole, Katherine
Abstract:
This article draws on two qualitative studies on family care conducted in the US and the UK (between 2006 and 2008 the first one and between 2008 and 2011 the second one). It highlights convergences and divergences in the care practices of disabled and same-sex families, and illustrates the importance of shedding light on both the ‘bright’ and ‘dark’ sides of care. Adding a focus on different kinds of carers is not only important theoretically—to fill the gaps—but also strategically—to increase equality. Since difference and inequality co-determine one another, and since heterosexism and ableism will undoubtedly continue, the inclusion of diverse subjects into the discourse on ‘care’, the contextualization of care within situated interaction (Ridgeway and Correll, 2000), and the accent on the positive/energizing aspects of care might be the most effective way not only to achieve greater care related equality but also to increase the symbolic importance that people attach to this crucial social phenomenon.
Citation:
Pratesi, A. (2011). Not so usual families: overlaps and divergences in the practice of care within disabled and same-sex families. International Journal of Sociology of the Family, 37 (2), p243-262.
Publisher:
Serials Publications
Journal:
International Journal of Sociology of the Family
Publication Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/592530
Additional Links:
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/70584905/not-so-usual-families-overlaps-divergences-practices-care-within-disabled-same-sex-families
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0973-2039
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorPratesi, Alessandroen
dc.contributor.authorRunswich-Cole, Katherineen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-23T09:22:16Zen
dc.date.available2015-12-23T09:22:16Zen
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationPratesi, A. (2011). Not so usual families: overlaps and divergences in the practice of care within disabled and same-sex families. International Journal of Sociology of the Family, 37 (2), p243-262.en
dc.identifier.issn0973-2039en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/592530en
dc.description.abstractThis article draws on two qualitative studies on family care conducted in the US and the UK (between 2006 and 2008 the first one and between 2008 and 2011 the second one). It highlights convergences and divergences in the care practices of disabled and same-sex families, and illustrates the importance of shedding light on both the ‘bright’ and ‘dark’ sides of care. Adding a focus on different kinds of carers is not only important theoretically—to fill the gaps—but also strategically—to increase equality. Since difference and inequality co-determine one another, and since heterosexism and ableism will undoubtedly continue, the inclusion of diverse subjects into the discourse on ‘care’, the contextualization of care within situated interaction (Ridgeway and Correll, 2000), and the accent on the positive/energizing aspects of care might be the most effective way not only to achieve greater care related equality but also to increase the symbolic importance that people attach to this crucial social phenomenon.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSerials Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/70584905/not-so-usual-families-overlaps-divergences-practices-care-within-disabled-same-sex-familiesen
dc.subjectNot-so-usual-familiesen
dc.subjectEmotionsen
dc.subjectInequalitiesen
dc.subjectDark and bright aspects of Careen
dc.titleNot so usual families: overlaps and divergences in the practice of care within disabled and same-sex familiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Sociology of the Familyen
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