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Inequalities of aging : paradoxes of independence in American home care

Author: Elana D Buch
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Anthropologies of American medicine.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Elana D. Buch's "Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care" focuses on the topic of American home care and explores various contradictions and points of tension within the industry. It also raises awareness of the problematic inequality that exists in the American home care industry and argues for the creation of a more sustainable system."--
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Buch, Elana D.
Inequalities of aging.
New York : New York University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017044866
(OCoLC)1007047794
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elana D Buch
ISBN: 9781479810147 1479810142
OCLC Number: 1043948539
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 263 pages)
Contents: 1. Generating Independence : Older Adults' Life Histories --
2. Inheriting Care : Home Care Workers' Lives --
3. Making Care Work : Training and Supervision in Home Care Agencies --
4. Embodying Inequality : Empathy and Hierarchy in Daily Care --
5. Independent Living : Housekeeping as Personkeeping --
6. Care Falls Apart : Turnover and the Limits of Independence.
Series Title: Anthropologies of American medicine.
Responsibility: Elana D. Buch.

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"Elana D. Buch's "Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care" focuses on the topic of American home care and explores various contradictions and points of tension within the industry. It also raises awareness of the problematic inequality that exists in the American home care industry and argues for the creation of a more sustainable system."--

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