Paid Care Work Examined in New Academic Anthology
A new anthology examines the work of paid caregivers — including direct-care workers, nurses, and domestic workers such as nannies — work from a variety of angles.
Caring on the Clock: The Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Care Work combines “cutting-edge research” with fresh analysis of the often complex social and economic implications of paying caregivers, the book’s publisher, Rutgers University Press, says.
The book’s 22 essays, written by a range of academic researchers, explain why “paid care work can be both personally fulfilling but also make workers vulnerable to burnout, emotional fatigue, physical injuries, and wage exploitation.”
The book was edited by Mignon Duffy of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Amy Armenia of Rollins College, and Clare Stacey of Kent State University.
In 2011, PHI interviewed Stacey about The Caring Self, her book about home care aides.
— by Matthew Ozga