«O que eu faço tem valor»: discutindo o cuidado familiar e o reconhecimento

30 | 2014

Joana Margarida Pimentel Mateus Alves

Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

«What I do matters»: a discussion about family care and recognition

The importance of care in everyday life hasn’t been reflected in social recognition. The caregiver' biographies show that: as the social invisibility of the care has many effects on their lives. In life stories of women those impacts are huge. In this paper we focus on a woman' life story interview to reflect on non-recognition of the caregiver’s role and the impacts on the lives of carers. Because the life story interviews have a great importance to study these issues, we also present a reflection about the importance and the limits of oral narratives to recognize and understand the care and caregiver’s role.

Keywords

care, caregivers, recognition, non-recognition, life story interviews

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22355/exaequo.2014.30.07
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