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By Lyn Macdonald

By means of the top of 1914, the battered British forces have been slowed down, but hopeful that promised reinforcements and spring climate could quickly bring about a successful step forward. A yr later, after appalling losses at Aubers Ridge, bathrooms, Neuve Chapelle, Ypres and far flung Gallipoli, struggling with appeared set to head on for ever. Drawing on huge interviews, letters and diaries, this booklet brilliantly conjures up the soldiers' dogged heroism, sardonic humour and bad lack of innocence via 'a yr of cobbling jointly, of frustration, of indecision'. Over decades' learn places Lyn Macdonald one of the maximum well known chroniclers of the 1st global conflict. the following, from the poignant stories of individuals, she has once more created an unforgettable slice of army background.

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The increased casualisation of the workforce in Australia and across the Western world, brings with it fewer benefits, rights and entitlements, creating situations where casual workers can find themselves vulnerable to low pay and multiple forms of employment insecurity in terms of such things as job tenure, work hours and representation (Hancock, 2002: 122). Casual employees, defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) as employees not entitled to either annual or sick leave in their main job, almost tripled between 1982 and 1999, from 700,000 to almost 2 million workers.

Nine women2 who had lived (or were living) the phenomenon under investigation participated with final numbers remaining small because: (1) the study was exploratory; (2) smaller numbers of participants allowed for more penetrating insights where 42 Working and Caring for a Child with Chronic Illness the quantity of data collected can become overwhelming; and, (3) the study was designed to test the research design methodologically and substantively. I had not previously used naturalistic inquiry, nor had I found another who had used it in combination with Heideggerian phenomenology, or action research, nor employing the specific methods undertaken here.

She likens the process to one of working clay on a potter’s wheel. I loved the analogy: The pot carries its maker’s thoughts, feelings, and spirit. To overlook this fact is to miss a crucial truth, whether in clay, story, or science (Krieger, 1991: 89; cited in Sandelowski, 1994: 47). So, like Sandelowski, I refused to ‘refuse the art’, while doing my best to practice intellectual craftsmanship (Mills, 1959: 195) when writing and presenting the data. Celebrating, rather than refusing, the art permitted me to present these women’s lives in a manner that would get attention; that would get them a hearing so that something might be done.

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