CFP: Old challenges, recent changes: elderly care as a political struggle in Europe

The aim of this special issue to be published in a high impact journal is to identify and analyse the struggles in elderly care as a political concern, and thus to map the current elderly care landscape at a national, transnational and also European Union level. Contributions that focus on the influence of the current global pandemic on elder care as a political concern are also welcome, as well as articles that shed light on the various ways in which the pandemic has brought care closer to the center of our attention (as silenced work). More precisely, contributions on different regions of Europe would allow us not only to identify similarities and differences between different parts of the continent (whether integrated or not into the EU), but also to reach a better understanding of the current political struggles and societal stakes that are at the heart of the current transformations of elder care as a universal human activity.

Top-down as well as bottom-up perspectives are welcome. This edited collection is also conceived for multi and transdisciplinary approaches (i.e. stemming from sociology, political science, gender studies, etc.) including socio-historical analyses that can shed light on the historical processes that have influenced the emergence and the development of political frictions and debates on elder care since the end of the 20th century.

For further information see the PDF attached.

Submission guidelines:

Contributors are kindly invited to submit an abstract (max 300 words), as well as a short bio/institutional affiliation/contact details, no later than April 28th to:

Anca Dohotariu: anca.dohotariu@unibuc.ro

Adriana Zaharijević: adriana.zaharijevic@gmail.com