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The Changing Landscape of Elderly Care and the Proliferation of Struggles

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When studying and theorizing care, it is seldom seen in a broader context of the changes occurring in society and in the regulation of care. In this chapter I outline seven social and political processes that frame and condition the way care can be performed today: commodifying, professionalizing, late modernizing, de-gendering, globalizing, bureaucratizing and neo-liberalizing. These processes shape the landscape of elderly care but they are not inevitable. The seven processes condition and frame care and enable new, intensified struggles about care to arise as tensions between the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ arise, as well as resistance to various forms of processes and discourses are generated.

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