Body Work in Health and Social Care: Critical Themes, New by Julia Twigg (ed.), Carol Wolkowitz (ed.), Rachel Lara Cohen

By Julia Twigg (ed.), Carol Wolkowitz (ed.), Rachel Lara Cohen (ed.), Sarah Nettleton (ed.)

The 1st publication to completely discover the a number of ways that physique paintings positive factors in overall healthiness and social care and the meanings of this paintings either for these hired to do it and people on whose our bodies they work.
• Explores the commonalities among assorted sectors of labor, together with these open air health and wellbeing and social care
• Contributions come from a world diversity of experts
• attracts on views from around the scientific, healing, and care fields
• encompasses a number of methodological methods, from existence heritage research to ethnographic stories and primary individual money owed

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Similarly, prison guards tend to work with only male or only female bodies; most sex workers work primarily with men; many hair salons specialise in men’s or women’s or afro-Caribbean hair; while childcare and care home workers work with young and old bodies respectively. A second form of standardisation by selection involves focusing on a single body part, whether hair, eyes, nose, feet or spine. Finally, most body workers carry out specific and limited procedures on those body parts with which they are concerned.

As such, the temporal need for the former depends on the employment or other commitments of the latter. Consequently, child-care workers’ hours closely coincide with the ‘normal’ working week. The third group with little pressure to extend their Time, space and touch at work: body work and labour process (re)organisation 27 working hours comprises workers providing ‘non-urgent’ medical care, including, for example, salaried primary care physicians, district nurses, dentists and therapists. Nonurgent medical care occupies a quite specific position with regard to the temporality of social need, on the one hand, ‘non-urgent’ and so not provided around the clock.

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