Struggles In (Elderly) Care

A Feminist View

Authors: Dahl, Hanne Marlene

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  • Reframes the primarily ethical question of ‘what is (elderly) care?’ into one of power and struggle
  • Suggests a new analytical framework and vocabulary to engage with the changing conditions of care
  • Situates care as a global political concern undergoing intense transformation
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About this book

This book provides a critical engagement with the intensified struggles to be found within elderly care provision. Various social and political processes, including the forces of globalisation and the de-gendering of care, have changed how we might understand this national and global political concern. Emerging discourses such as neoliberalism have also reframed elderly care to increase existing tensions at the individual, national, and transnational level. Dahl argues that in order to grasp these new realities of care we need a new analytical framework that redirects us to new sites of contestation.

Dahl approaches these issues from a post-structuralist and radical feminist position, while drawing from feminist sociology, feminist political science, nursing philosophy and feminist history. In particular, Struggles In (Elderly) Care highlights how the predominantly feminist theorization of care has been dominated by a sociological bias that could be improved using insights from political science concerning concepts of power and struggle, and the importance of the state and governance.

This book will be of interest to researchers in sociology, gerontology, nursing, and feminist studies.


About the authors

Hanne Marlene Dahl is a Professor at Roskilde University, Denmark. She has been the Director of the Danish National Research School: Welfare, State and Diversity, an editorial board member of two Danish scientific journals, and participated in national, European and international research projects. Dahl has published widely in international journals and is also co-editor of the book, Europeanization, Care and Gender.

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“Throughout the book, Dahl demonstrates how elderly care has become the object of political debate and, in the process, been actively politicised. … It was great pleasure to read Dahl’s book, which navigates the rich discussion around contemporary elderly care. … Dahl makes readers realise the importance of challenging the hybrid forms of regulation on elderly care through critical analysis.” (Maho Omori, Journal of Sociology, October, 5, 2018)​

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Struggles In (Elderly) Care
Book Subtitle
A Feminist View
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57761-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57761-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57760-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-84635-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 179
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