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Doing Care, Doing Citizenship

Towards a Micro-Situated and Emotion-Based Model of Social Inclusion


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alessandro Pratesi
    Pages 1-6
  3. Alessandro Pratesi
    Pages 37-61
  4. Alessandro Pratesi
    Pages 63-90
  5. Alessandro Pratesi
    Pages 91-134
  6. Alessandro Pratesi
    Pages 135-162
  7. Alessandro Pratesi
    Pages 163-196
  8. Alessandro Pratesi
    Pages 221-248
  9. Alessandro Pratesi
    Pages 249-259
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 269-326

About this book


This book examines the emotional, micro-situated dynamics of status inclusion/exclusion that people produce while caring for others by focusing, in particular, on non-conventional families. Grounded in empirical research that involves different types of care and family contexts, the book situates care within more inclusive and critical approaches while shedding light on its multiple and often overlooked meanings and implications.

Engaging and accompanied by a useful methodological appendix, Doing Care, Doing Citizenship is essential reading for students and academics of sociology, psychology, social work and social theory. It will also be of interest to practitioners interested in developing their understanding of the relationship between care, emotions, social inclusion and citizenship.


care work social inclusion citizenship non-conventional families same-sex parenting emotional implications of care Macro-Structural Relevance of Emotions Dark Sides of Care Emotional Stratification

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of ChesterChesterUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Alessandro Pratesi is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Chester, UK. He is a member of the Sociology of Emotions Research Network of the European Sociological Association (ESA) and has published widely in the area of care, emotions and relationships.

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