Care in the community? Gender and the reconfiguration of community work in a post-mining neighbourhood


Parry, Jane (2006) Care in the community? Gender and the reconfiguration of community work in a post-mining neighbourhood. In, Pettinger , Lynne , Parry , Jane, Taylor, Rebecca and Glucksmann , Miriam (eds.) A New Sociology of Work? Oxford, GB, Wiley-Blackwell, 149-166. (The Sociological Review Monographs).

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This chapter draws upon a qualitative research project which examined the post-1984/85 Strike experiences of a South Wales coalmining population, and looked at how people engage in work for their communities, why this work is undertaken, and how it fits in with their other responsibilities, transgressing private and public, formal and informal boundaries (Parry, 2000). I argue that community work continues to provide a powerful occupation for local populations, and that the disruption of traditional solidarities in the coalfields has at once encompassed gain, loss and stasis. These have given way to a more diverse
array of community activities, which reflect the increasingly variable socioeconomic circumstances of people’s lives.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 140513903 (paperback)
9781405139038 (paperback)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences > Sociology & Social Policy
ePrint ID: 208497
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 15:42
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:49
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/208497

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