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Wash, Wear, and Care

Clothing and Laundry in Long-Term Residential Care

by (author) Pat Armstrong & Suzanne Day

Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
Category
Sociology of Religion
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780773549227
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $100.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780773549234
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $29.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780773549258
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
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    $100.00

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Clothing and appearance are steeped in social and personal significance, conveying individuals’ gender, class, culture, and occupation. In the communal setting of long-term residential care, where residents’ autonomy and mobility are often limited but their dignity and identity are paramount, clothes have become crucial issues and the source of tension for residents, their families, and staff.

Assessing the neglected but important labour involved in ensuring that clothes promote respect for both the washers and the wearers, Wash, Wear, and Care analyzes the roles that laundry and clothing play in nursing homes, and raises questions about the wider social, political, economic, and historical contexts of these facilities. Drawing on interviews and observations from twenty-seven long-term residential care homes across Canada, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Pat Armstrong and Suzanne Day provide an extensive and vital base of information on the daily organization, tasks, meanings, and concerns associated with clothing, laundry, dressing, and appearance in care facilities.

An original study of an overlooked subject, Wash, Wear, and Care illuminates the shifting political and economic dynamics at work in long-term residential care homes and the health care system, raising larger theoretical and policy questions in the process.

About the authors

Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of numerous books and articles in health and gender and has held a Canada Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institute of Health Research Chair in Health Services.

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Suzanne Day received a PhD in sociology from York University in 2015.

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