Struggles In (Elderly) Care

A Feminist View

  • Hanne Marlene¬†Dahl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 175-179

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.


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

Authors and affiliations

  • Hanne Marlene¬†Dahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social Sciences and BusinessRoskilde UniversityRoskildeDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-57760-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57761-0
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