Time to care, care commanders and care footsoldiers

Sara Cantillon, Kathleen Lynch, Maureen Lyons

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This chapter uses data from our set of 30 in-depth Care Conversations with carers and care recipients to examine the way unpaid care work interfaces with employment in terms of time demands. It also explores the ways in which time for love labouring is squeezed out increasingly through the use of so-called flexible time schedules, the intensification of work and time spent commuting to and from work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAffective Equality: Love, Care and Injustice
EditorsKathleen Lynch, John Baker, Maureen Lyons, Sara Cantillon, Judy Walsh, Maggie Feeley, Niall Hanlon, Maeve O'Brien
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780230245082
ISBN (Print)9780230227194
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009


  • love
  • care recipients
  • injustice
  • unpaid carers
  • employment


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