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Conservatism, Emotional Labour in a Care Home

Laurie Taylor explores the historical roots and contemporary meaning of conservatism. Also, the emotional impact of working in a care home.

Conservatism: Roger Scruton, Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London, talks to Laurie Taylor, about the intellectual roots of Conservative values and ideology.

Also, the emotional labour of care workers in a private residential care home. Eleanor Johnson, Researcher in Social Sciences at the University of Cardiff, talks about her case study of carer's practical and emotional work.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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28 minutes

Eleanor K Johnson

Researcher in Social Sciences, University of Cardiff

Abstract: The business of care: the moral labour of care workers
Eleanor K. Johnson
Sociology of Health & Illness
Volume 37, Issue 1, pages 112–126, January 2015
doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12184

Roger Scruton

Writer and Philosopher

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How to be a conservative
Publisher: Bloomsbury Continuum
ISBN-10: 1472903765
ISBN-13: 978-1472903761


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