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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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.
- Struggles about Care
- Struggles about elderly care
- Emotional economies
- theory of care
- web of care
- dilemmas of care
- governance of care
- elderly care
- Caring for the carers
- What is care?
- Feminist approach to care
- de-gendering of care
- feminist anthropology
Authors and Affiliations
Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark
Hanne Marlene Dahl
About the author
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.
Book Title: Struggles In (Elderly) Care
Book Subtitle: A Feminist View
Authors: Hanne Marlene Dahl
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-57760-3Published: 02 October 2017
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-349-84635-1Published: 31 August 2020
eBook ISBN: 978-1-137-57761-0Published: 18 September 2017
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: V, 179