Qualitative Sociology

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 224–247 | Cite as

Managing chronic illness at home: Three lines of work

  • Juliet Corbin
  • Anselm Strauss
Three Studies In The Sociology Of Work


Problems of managing chronic illness at home are addressed in terms of the concept of “work:” what types and subtypes of work, entailing what tasks, who does them, how, where, the consequences, the problems involved. Three types of work and consequences of their interplay are discussed: illness work, everyday life work, and biographical work. Theoretical concerns of the sociology of work are addressed as well as the substantive issues of managing chronic illness.


Social Psychology Everyday Life Chronic Illness Social Issue Cross Cultural Psychology 
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© Human Sciences Press 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juliet Corbin
    • 1
  • Anselm Strauss
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaSan Francisco

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