Rosie Read

Dr Rosie Read

  • Principal Academic
  • Royal London House R105, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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Biography

A core theme in my work has been anthropological exploration of care in different social and cultural contexts. Much of my research is how people come to have ideas about what defines good care, who is most deserving of it, and who should have responsibility for providing it, along with all the implications this carries for social identities and inequalities, particularly of gender and class. I have explored the social boundaries between paid and unpaid care work, and how those boundaries change over time. I am interested in how ageing societies, restructured welfare systems and globalised labour markets create new challenges for the provision of care in the contemporary world.

I gained my doctorate in social anthropology from Manchester University in 2002. My PhD study explored the involvement of religious groups in Czech elderly care provision, following the privatisation of health care in the 1990s. More recent research projects, funded by the British Academy, the NSPCC and UK Research Councils, have explored various forms of volunteering and community action in the Czech Republic and Britain...

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Favourites

  • Read, R., 2014. Images of care, boundaries of the state: Volunteering and civil society in Czech health care. Social Analysis, 58 (3), 90-160.
  • Read, R., 2011. Humanising healthcare: Volunteered caring and the free gift in Czech hospitals. Anthropology of East Europe Review, 29, 50-59.
  • Read, R., 2010. Creating reflexive volunteers? Young people's participation in Czech hospital volunteer programs. Journal of Youth Studies, 13, 549-563.
  • Read, R., 2007. Labour and love: competing constructions of 'care' in a Czech nursing home. Critique of Anthropology, 27, 203-222.
  • Read, R. and Thelen, T., 2007. Social Security and Care After Socialism: Reconfigurations of public and private. Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology, 50, 3-18.
  • Read, R., 2005. Scopic Regimes and the Observational Approach: Ethnographic Filmmaking in a Czech Institution. Visual Anthropology, 18, 47-64.
  • Read, R., 2009. Nuns, Fundraising and Volunteering. The Gifting of Care in Czech Services for the Elderly and Infirm. In: Leutloff Grandits, C., Peleikis, A. and Thelen, T., eds. Social Security in Religious Networks: Anthropological Perspectives on New Risks and Ambivalences. Oxford, England: Berghahn Books, 128-145.

Journal Articles

  • Read, R., 2014. Images of care, boundaries of the state: Volunteering and civil society in Czech health care. Social Analysis, 58 (3), 90-160.
  • Jones, K., Fenge, L.-A., Read, R. and Cash, M., 2013. Collecting Older Lesbians' and Gay Men's Stories of Rural Life in South West England and Wales: "We Were Obviously Gay Girls ... (So) He Removed His Cow From Our Field". Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 14 (2).
  • Read, R., 2011. Humanising healthcare: Volunteered caring and the free gift in Czech hospitals. Anthropology of East Europe Review, 29, 50-59.
  • Chell, E., Karataş-Özkan, M. and Read, R., 2010. Exploring women academics' involvement in science entrepreneurship: A structuration view. , 315-332.
  • Read, R., 2010. Creating reflexive volunteers? Young people's participation in Czech hospital volunteer programs. Journal of Youth Studies, 13, 549-563.
  • Fenge, L.-A., Jones, K. and Read, R., 2010. Connecting participatory methods in a study of older lesbian and gay citizens in rural areas. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 9, 320-333.
  • Read, R., 2007. Labour and love: competing constructions of 'care' in a Czech nursing home. Critique of Anthropology, 27, 203-222.
  • Read, R. and Thelen, T., 2007. Social Security and Care After Socialism: Reconfigurations of public and private. Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology, 50, 3-18.
  • Read, R., 2005. Scopic Regimes and the Observational Approach: Ethnographic Filmmaking in a Czech Institution. Visual Anthropology, 18, 47-64.
  • McCajor Hall, T. and Read, R., 2005. Guest editors' notes: Special issue of Ethnographies of Czechs, Slovaks and Serbs. Anthropology of East Europe Review, 23, 1-6.

Books

Chapters

  • Read, R., 2011. Gender, Welfare and Volunteering in Czech Hospitals. In: Jäppinen, M., Kulmala, M. and Saarinen, A., eds. Gazing at Welfare, Gender and Agency in Post-Socialist Countries. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars, 231-248.
  • Read, R., 2009. Nuns, Fundraising and Volunteering. The Gifting of Care in Czech Services for the Elderly and Infirm. In: Leutloff Grandits, C., Peleikis, A. and Thelen, T., eds. Social Security in Religious Networks: Anthropological Perspectives on New Risks and Ambivalences. Oxford, England: Berghahn Books, 128-145.
  • Read, R., 2007. Embodied Caring / Caring for Bodies. In: Lammer, C., Pichler, C. and Sawchuk, K., eds. Embodiment. Vienna, Austria: Löcker, 203-216.
  • Read, R., 2005. Altering Care: Gifts and Emotion in Nursing Practice within a Czech Nursing Home. In: Haukenes, H. and Pine, F., eds. Generations, Kinship and care. Gendered Provisions of Social Security in Central Eastern Europe. Bergen, Norway: Center for Women's and Gender Research, 137-162.

PhD Students

  • William Haydock (Gender, Class and ‘Binge’ Drinking: An Ethnographic Study of the Night Time Economy in a Southern English Town.)
  • Martin Handford (Homelessness and Citizenship: Exploring the Meaning and Negotiation of Place, Space and Geography for Rough Sleepers.)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Culture and Society
  • Globalisation and Marginalisation
  • Into the Field
  • Introduction to Social Anthropology

Grants

  • Developing Student-Community Research Collaborations to Enhance Fusion and BU Reputation in Sociology and Anthropology (Bournemouth University Fusion Investment Fund, 15 Jan 2015). Completed
  • Sexual Harassment in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry (Bournemouth University, 01 Jul 2014). Completed
  • Chicha Power: Transforming Promotional Cultures the Peruvian Way (Bournemouth University, 01 Mar 2013). Completed
  • Becoming a ChildLine Volunteer. An Ethnographic Study of Volunteering at ChildLine’s Birmingham Base. (National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children, 01 Jan 2012). Completed
  • Grey and Pleasant Land? An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Connectivity of Older People in Rural Civic Society (RCUK New Dynamics of Ageing programme, 01 Jan 2010). Completed
  • Volunteering Care: The Gendered Politics of Voluntary Networks in Three Czech Hospitals (The British Academy, 01 Jan 2008). Completed

Conference Presentations

  • European Association of Social Anthropolgists biannual conference, Volunteering, Gender and Ideologies of Care in Czech Hospitals, 10 July 2012, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
  • Beyond the Global Care Chain: Boundaries, Institutions and Ethics of Care, The Unfamiliarity of Altruism. Women, Caring and Volunteering in the Czech Republic, 10 July 2014, Halle/Salle, Germany
  • 'The Value of Women's Work: Between the Subjective and the Economic' conference, Nurture, Care and Value/s. Women and caring work in Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic, 24 October 2015, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists biannual conference, Charity or Call Centre? Volunteered counselling and performance management at ChildLine, 20 July 2016, University of Milano-Bicocca

Qualifications

  • PGCE in Research Degree Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2007)
  • BA (Hons) in Anthropology and Religious Studies (Newcastle University, 1994)
  • MA in Visual Anthropology (Manchester University, 1996)
  • PhD in Social Anthropology with Visual Media (University of Manchester, 2002)

Honours

  • Higher Education Academy Senior Fellowship (Higher Education Academy, 2016)

Memberships

  • European Association of Social Anthropologists, Member (2000-), http://www.easaonline.org/
  • Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow (2016-),
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