Women, home care and social change in a rural Newfoundland community

Kelly, Melodie (2005) Women, home care and social change in a rural Newfoundland community. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This thesis is an examination of women and social change in a rural Newfoundland fishing community. Social change is documented and is investigated through the shift in women's employment from the fishery to home care. This thesis argues that the groundfish moratorium, coupled with shifts in governmental health care policy, has radically reconfigured the nature of women's social space in rural Newfoundland society and created a complex medical and social scenario. The move to home care, as an economic and health issue, is one which provides some social advantages to workers and clients but also one that remains financially exploitative and medically suspect.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10780
Item ID: 10780
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 125-142.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Anthropology
Date: 2005
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Displaced workers--Employment--Newfoundland and Labrador; Home health aides--Newfoundland and Labrador; Women fish trade workers--Newfoundland and Labrador--Social conditions.

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