Carers, Care Homes and the British Media - Time to Care
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Ros Jennings is Co-Director of the Centre for Women Ageing and Media (WAM), and Professor of Ageing, Culture and Media at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. Her research focuses on older age identities in relation to popular music, popular television, and late style performances. She is author of The WAM Manifesto (2012).
“This timely, well-researched book is undoubtedly a very useful contribution to the wider field of social care and wellbeing, as well as broadening the debate concerning media representations of health care to a neglected area. It is an important text on an under-researched topic.” (Julia Hallam, Professor Emerita of Communication and Media, University of Liverpool, UK)
Examines the representation of carers and care homes in the British media with the voices and experiences of care workers at the centre
Argues that care work is undervalued and misrepresented in popular cultural formats and that it is time to care more about these representations
Develops innovative methodological approaches for the study of ageing and care work, combining media and ageing studies perspectives