'She's Like a Daughter to Me': Insights into Care, Work and Kinship from Rural Russia

Rebecca Kay
2013 Europe-Asia Studies  
This article draws on ethnographic research into a state-funded homecare service in rural Russia. The article discusses intersections between care, work and kinship in the relationships between homecare workers and their elderly wards and explores the ways in which references to kinship, as a means of authenticating paid care and explaining its emotional content, reinforce public and private oppositions while doing little to relieve the tensions and conflicts of care work. The discussion brings
more » ... e discussion brings together detailed empirical insights into local ideologies and practices as a way of generating new theoretical perspectives, which will be of relevance beyond the particular context of study.
doi:10.1080/09668136.2013.778566 fatcat:hstoegwo3vb4ppwfx34tkxd2ue