1st Edition

People, Care and Work in the Home

Edited By Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, Antonio Argandoña Copyright 2020
    308 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    308 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Introducing novel theoretical, empirical and practical investigations with case studies from UK, Europe, South America and South East Asia, the book offers a novel global outlook on how contemporary homes are facing genuine challenges from operational, economic, spatial, social and wellbeing perspectives.

    The changing demographics of our modern society have inevitably impacted the dynamics and relationships within the home from being personal and private to that of multiple work relationships; domestic work, care for older people, or supporting people with special needs. Whilst the home is a concept universally experienced, permeating every aspect of our lives, it remains an entity whose influence on health and wellbeing is poorly understood.

    This book brings together 17 different contributions from scholars, researchers and practitioners from different disciplinary and professional backgrounds including three feature articles by leading figures, such as Lord Best and Baroness Hollins. The chapters are organised within three parts that look at the triangle of people + work + care in the home. At a time when homes are increasingly becoming local hubs for care and wellbeing, this volume is a critical and useful addition to current literature in the social sciences, humanities, economics, culture, care and wellbeing in the domestic sphere.

    1. Home and Care in a Changing Society

    Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem & Antonio Argandona


    Feature Article 1: A Home for Later Life

    Lord Richard Best

    2. From Care in the Home to the Transformation of Other Care Environments in Homes

    Belén Zárate, Consuelo León and Remei Agulles

    3. The Healthy Home at Early Years

    Cristina Costa and Asunción Esteve

    4. Unsafe Food Handling and Preparation in Poor Households

    Naheili Greaves-Fernández & Maria del Carmen Rabiela-Sotelo

    5. Responsible Citizenship and Our Common Home: Taking Care of the Natural Environment in Households and Beyond

    Maria Rosaria Brizi


    Feature Article 2: My Home, My Life: Aspirations of People with Intellectual Disability for an Ordinary Home and an Ordinary Life

    Sheila The Baroness Hollins

    6. The Home as the Primary Source of Intellectual Development: From a Phenomenological and Anthropological Perspective

    Usochi Ilozumba 

    7. The Ageing of Parents in the Home of an Adult Person with Disability

    Horacio Joffre Galibert

    8. Taking Care of Saver Disabled Child at Home: Caregivers Burden and Chance of a Personal Growth

    Aleksandra Kroll 

    9. A "Sense of Home": Perceptions and Expectations of Elderly People about Residential Care Facilities

    Gabriella Facchinetti, Marco Clari, Michela Piredda, Stefania Abbondanza, Maria Grazia De Marinis


    Feature Article 3: UpToYou, Emotional Education for Personal Growth in the Early Years: Educating Interior Dispositions

    José Víctor Orón Semper

    10. Work at the Home: Purpose, Function, and Care

    Antonio Argandoña

    11. Aligning the On-Demand Economy with the Home as a Workplace

    Teresita Abay Krueger

    12. Caring for the Home in Iberoamerica: A Cross-Country Comparison

    Sandra Idrovo Carlier, Belén Mesurado, Patricia Debeljuh

    13. Working from Home: Is Technology a Help or a Hindrance in Achieving Work/Life Harmonisation?

    Kathleen Farrell

    14. Singapore: Developing Life Skills and Changing Mindsets about and through Work in the Home

    Audrey Tan


    Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem is Professor of Architecture and Director of the Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage (CAUGH) at Nottingham Trent University. He is the 2014 recipient of the IASTE’s Jeffrey Cook Award and author to numerous publications and books on the home’s socio-spatial domains.

    Antonio Argandoña is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business Ethics, IESE Business School. He has taught in the Universities of Barcelona, Málaga and Navarre. He has published numerous books and articles on macroeconomics, monetary economics and the home and family issues, including, The Home: Multidisciplinary Reflections (2018).