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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 pp. 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 ?ts 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 coal?elds has at once encompassed gain, loss and stasis. These have given way to a more diverse
array of community activities, which re?ect the increasingly variable socioeconomic circumstances of people’s lives.

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


Local EPrints ID: 208497
ISBN: 140513903X
PURE UUID: 604eeb99-f06a-4f9d-a8d7-408667d2d300

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Date deposited: 24 Jan 2012 15:42
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:48

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

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