Care, Crisis and Activism
The Politics of Everyday Life

By (author) Eleanor Jupp

ISBN13: 9781447353010

Imprint: Policy Press

Publisher: Bristol University Press

Format: Paperback / softback

Published: 01/08/2023

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What kinds of care are being offered or withdrawn by the welfare state? What does this mean for the caring practices and interventions of local activists? Shedding new light on austerity and neoliberal welfare reform in the UK, this vital book considers local action and activism within contexts of crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenting compelling case studies of local action, from protesting cuts to children's services to local food provisioning and support for migrant women, this book makes visible often unseen practices of activism. It shows how the creativity and persistence of such local practices can be seen as enacting wider visions of how care should be provided by society.
Introduction: sticking plasters and cotton wool 1. Care, austerity and the politics of everyday lives 2. Citizenship and community in times of crisis 3. Journeys into and through local activism under austerity 4. Austerity politics and infrastructures of care: Children's Centre closures and activism 5. Small stories and political change: local activism across time and space 6. Provisioning in times of crisis 7. Conclusions: a politics of everyday life?
  • Social services & welfare, criminology
  • Social welfare & social services
  • Housing & homelessness
  • Professional & Vocational
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