Struggles in (Elderly) Care: A feminist View

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This book provides a critical engagement with the intensified struggles to be found within elderly care. 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 create new struggles and 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 allows us to rethink ‘what is care?’ and 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.
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
Antal sider179
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-137-57761-0
StatusUdgivet - 22 sep. 2017

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