This chapter identifies a theoretical and empirical agenda for care investigators, starting with an attempt to specify the concepts of care, intimacy, and work. What exactly do we mean by intimate labors and carework? It then examines the variability of sites where care exists, both paid and unpaid. Within intimate labor, it distinguishes four different sites for personal care: unpaid care in intimate settings, unpaid care in economic organizations, paid care in intimate settings, and paid care in economic organizations such as hospitals, day-care centers, and doctors' offices. These four sites differ significantly in the character and organization of intimate labor. The chapter emphasizes confusions that have arisen in thinking about differences among these four sites.
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