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Struggles in elderly care from a feminist perspective

Gendering in Research Talk by Hanne Marlene Dahl, RUC

2019.02.22 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Thu 28 Mar
Time 11:00 13:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312


Elderly care has emerged as a national and global political concern and struggles about elderly care has intensified. Various social and political processes are changing the conditions of care including neo-liberalism reframing elderly care and contributing to tensions and struggles at the individual level and at the various levels of regulation sub-nationally, nationally and transnationally. To grasp the new realities we need to reframe the traditional (ethical) question of elderly care into one about power and struggles – and we need a new analytic and a new vocabulary of care. In my recent book, I suggest a new analytics redirecting us to struggles about silences of care and struggles about its regulation.

In my presentation I also show how elderly care in several ways is a profoundly feminist issue.


Dahl, Hanne Marlene (2019): “Et forandret landskab for ældreomsorg”, Politica 51 (1): 82-101.



Dahl, Hanne Marlene (2017). Struggles in (elderly) care – A feminist view. Basingstoke: Palgrave.



About the speaker

Hanne Marlene Dahl, Head of the doctoral School, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University