Politicising and gendering care for older people

Multidisciplinary perspectives from Europe

Edited by Anca Dohotariu, Ana Paula Gil and Lubica Volansk√°

Politicising and gendering care for older people
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    This book offers a new critical framework for understanding the processes of politicising and gendering care for older people and their manifestations in several European contexts. It interrogates how care for older adults varies across time and place while searching for an in-depth comprehension of how it becomes an arena of political struggle and the object of public policy in different countries and at various societal and political levels. It brings together multidisciplinary contributions that examine the issue of care for older people as a political concern from many angles, such as problematising care needs, long-term care policies, home care services, institutional services and family care. The contributions reveal the diversity of situations in which the processes of politicising and gendering care for older adults overlap, contradict or reinforce each other while leading to increased gender (in)equalities on different levels.


    Care for older people through politicising and gendering processes: An introduction - Anca Dohotariu
    1 How does the EU frame gender and care of fragile, older people? Polyphony, tensions, and silencing - Hanne Marlene Dahl and Daria Litvina
    2 Social care in Britain: How did we reach the present crisis? - Pat Thane
    3 Waiting for the revolution in care and old age: The missed appointments of a French policy of care for older people - Christophe Capuano
    4 Recent developments in long- term care in Spain: Challenges and competing discourses amidst the global pandemic - Antía Pérez- Caramés
    5 Ambivalences around family care: The rhetoric of a family policy in Portugal - Ana Paula Gil
    6 Policy controversies in the Long- Term Care Act in Slovenia - Majda Hrzenjak, Jana Mali and Vesna Leskosek
    7 Older people's care in Croatia: Struggles between public and private sectors - Jelena Matancevic and Danijel Baturina
    8 Caregiving for older adults in times of the COVID- 19 pandemic in Serbia: A gendered perspective - Ljiljana Pantovic, Bojana Radovanovic and Adriana Zaharijevic
    9 'This old town is not for old people': (Un)successful community activism in Slovakia - Lubica Volansk√°
    10 Politicising older persons' care in Romania: An institutional approach - Simona Ioana Bodogai and Diana Margarit
    Afterword: Care for older people in Europe - Pat Thane


    Anca Dohotariu is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest.

    Ana Paula Gil is a Professor of Sociology at NOVA University of Lisbon - School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH) and the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA).

    L'ubica Vol'ansk√° is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava.

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