Exploring the fruitful darkness of liminality: informal caring for elderly family members and the impact on the self

Dianne Dean, Rachel Trees, Haseeb Shabbir

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between the informal carer and the cared for in the household. This was a phenomenological study, conducting in-depth interviews with a sample of informal carers in East Yorkshire. Findings indicated that some informal carers found the new role challenging and had an impact on their narrative identity which left them in a liminal position ‘twixt and between’ their previous identity and their new identity as carer. They lacked control over their lives, and the lack of professional support had a detrimental effect on their identity leading, on some occasions, to affect their mental health. This is a crucial issue in society today.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1615-1634
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Marketing Management
Volume36
Issue number17-18
Early online date2 Aug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event52nd Academy of Marketing Conference: When you tire of marketing you tire of life - Regent’s University London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Jul 20194 Jul 2019
Conference number: 52
https://www.academyofmarketing.org/conference/conference-2019/

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