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Stories of Care


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The Introduction.- 1. Cheap Nurse (and equal pay law).- 2. Two-a-Penny (and the protection of employment).- 3. Mother Superior (and the national minimum wage).- 4. Choosy Suzy (and the Care Act).- The Conclusion.

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'Utterly compelling. Perhaps the best ever example in modern labour law scholarship of research-led recommendations.' - Keith Ewing, Professor of Public Law, King's College London 'An important contribution to socio-legal research on care work and labour law.' - Judy Fudge, Professor of Labour Law, University of Kent 'Innovative and meticulous; merits a very wide readership.' - Lizzie Barmes, Professor of Labour Law, Queen Mary University of London 'A really important text which shows, through deep analysis of care workers' stories, how badly undervalued their work is... It offers an excellent analysis.' - Robin Allen QC, Cloisters Chambers 'A rare and valuable insight into the lives and views of women who work in the little known world of homecare for rates of pay and conditions that shame our society.' - David Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian 'Boundary-breaking ... an outstanding contribution to the growing field of feminist labour law scholarship.' - Joanne Conaghan, Professor of Law, University of Bristol

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LJB Hayes is a socio-legal researcher and holder of the Law and Society Research Fellowship at Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, UK. www.stories-of-care.com


"This book should be required reading for all politicians, employment tribunal judges, and social care professionals because it provides a clear and coherent explanation of the consequences of contemporary neo-liberal moves to privatize care. Stories of Care is also a masterclass in the importance of socio-legal research, accessible to students and care professionals, grounded in a first-rate empirical, qualitative, ethnography." (Rosie Harding, Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 46 (1), March, 2019)

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