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Author Cranford, Cynthia, author.

Title Home care fault lines : understanding tensions and creating alliances / Cynthia J. Cranford
Published Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 220 pages) : illustrations
Series The culture and politics of health care work
Culture and politics of health care work.
Contents Acknowledgments -- A note on sources -- Introduction: Tensions between flexibility and security -- 1. Gender, migration and the pursuit of security -- 2. Disability and the quest for flexibility -- 3. Managing flexibility without security in Toronto's direct funding -- 4. Negotiating flexibility with security in Los Angeles's in-home supportive services -- 5. Agency-led flexibility and insecurity in Toronto's home care -- 6. Bargaining for security with flexibility in Toronto's attendant services -- 7. Toward flexible care and secure work in intimate labor -- Appendix: Interviews and methods -- Notes -- References -- Index
Summary "This book is an in-depth analysis of how workers and recipients of home care craft flexibility and security in relation to one another within constraints defined by intersecting social inequalities, state funding, labor market policies and managerial rules"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 11, 2020)
Subject Home care services -- California -- Los Angeles
Home care services -- Ontario -- Toronto
Home health aides -- California -- Los Angeles
Home health aides -- Ontario -- Toronto
Older people -- Home care -- California -- Los Angeles
Older people -- Home care -- Ontario -- Toronto
People with disabilities -- Home care -- California -- Los Angeles
People with disabilities -- Home care -- Ontario -- Toronto
Home care services.
Home health aides.
MEDICAL / Nursing Home Care.
Older people -- Home care.
People with disabilities -- Home care.
California -- Los Angeles.
Ontario -- Toronto.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019046919
ISBN 1501749277