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

Care in the community? Gender and the reconfiguration of community work in a post-mining neighbourhood
Care in the community? Gender and the reconfiguration of community work in a post-mining neighbourhood
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.
140513903X
149-166
Wiley-Blackwell
Parry, Jane
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Pettinger, Lynne
Parry, Jane
Taylor, Rebecca
Glucksmann, Miriam
Parry, Jane
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Pettinger, Lynne
Parry, Jane
Taylor, Rebecca
Glucksmann, Miriam

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? (The Sociological Review Monographs) Oxford, GB. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 149-166.

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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.

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Published date: 2 March 2006
Organisations: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

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Local EPrints ID: 208497
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/208497
ISBN: 140513903X
PURE UUID: 604eeb99-f06a-4f9d-a8d7-408667d2d300

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Date deposited: 24 Jan 2012 15:42
Last modified: 22 Sep 2020 16:36

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Author: Jane Parry
Editor: Lynne Pettinger
Editor: Jane Parry
Editor: Rebecca Taylor
Editor: Miriam Glucksmann

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