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Caring for a Living: Migrant Women, Aging Citizens, and by Francesca Degiuli

By Francesca Degiuli

state-of-the-art global is getting older at a good velocity, and even supposing elevated toughness represents one of many maximum achievements of the final century, the extension of lifestyles expectancy doesn't inevitably correspond to an extension of fit lives. getting older populations, rather people with a excessive percent of the oldest previous, are frequently harassed with power stipulations that require prolonged long term care. figuring out who presents acknowledged care, and in what types, are key difficulties that might quickly impact more and more post-industrial excessive- and mid-income international locations. Caring for a residing contributes to this debate by way of exploring the association of long term care in Italy, a rustic already in the course of an eldercare problem. There, the reply to this challenge has taken the form of domestic eldercare information, an association wherein long term care prone are got available in the market within the kind of deepest and individualized advice by way of households occasionally with financial help supplied through the kingdom. The companies of those providers, generally called "badanti" (minders), are, for the main half, im/migrant girls coming from varied components of the world.

Caring for a Living analyzes the emergence and improvement of this association and the function that the kingdom, Italian households, and staff themselves play in shaping and in defining it. the writer presents well timed insights on: the character of long term care and its necessities; the categorical wishes of households dealing with this factor; the altering position of the neoliberal country; and the ways that worldwide political and financial techniques impression and form an it sounds as if separately dependent method to long term care. This ebook is perfect for graduate classes in sociology and anthropology, in particular in classes relating to gender and migration, paintings and girls, social inequality, and immigration studies.

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