Endless commodification, where problems and their solutions pop up on an ever-accelerating conveyor belt of lotions and potions, does little to tackle the underlying problems of dirty production, exploitation and alienation.
For those who can afford it care is expensive, yet the work itself is usually poorly-paid, performed under increasingly stressful conditions and often contracted out to private providers. John Merrick outlines the effects the care crisis is having in his hometown of Crewe.
"What resulted from Emma’s five years of hard work is an exceptional book. It documents not only the consequences of a decade of austerity in Britain, but offers a fresh lens through which to understand the rise of neoliberalism and its mode of governance." –Rosie Warren, editor