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Introduction

  • Hanne Marlene Dahl
Chapter

Abstract

Elderly care has emerged as a national and global political concern—and increasingly become the subject of struggles about who should receive what kind of elderly care, provided by whom and under what working conditions, as well as about its form of regulation. In this chapter the key question is introduced and the argument put forward about the need for a new analytic and a new vocabulary of elderly care to understand its changing landscape. The new landscape is related to social and political processes and the general move toward a global governmentality with several levels of regulation and an increasing importance of transnational discourses, for example, neo-liberalism. This map highlights the increasing importance to study struggles about silence and regulation—and it is simultaneously a map drawn from a feminist, critical insider in the Nordic welfare regime.

Keywords

Global political concern Struggles Power and a feminist view 

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

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