Care and Careworkers: Intersectional and Comparative Perspectives. Exploring the Future of Social Inequalities

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 34 (Main Building)
RC07 Futures Research (host committee)

Language: English

Societies are experiencing a strong rise in the number of elderly people, albeit at different paces and in response to different dynamics. This aging process generates new demands and is reconfiguring traditional care activities. Care services have become a significant area of paid work, resulting in an expanding professional labor market. Careworkers combine the experience of multiple forms of inequalities, both in North and South countries. How a construction of care in different socio-cultural environments will shape at large society’s future well-being?
This session welcomes comparative analysis and the diversity approaches, focusing on the interaction between gender, race, age, nationality and migratory status in order to better understand how inequalities operate in the institutional domain (on employment conditions, careers, organization, public policies) and the subjective meanings carers give to their own work. We also welcome papers dealing with issues like professional training and border disputes, emotional labor and intimacy, care in the context of immigration and transnationalism, and care policies.
Session Organizers:
Bila SORJ, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro/ Department of Sociology, Brazil and Nadya GUIMARAES, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Carework in a Comparative Perspective: Exploring Professionalization Dilemmas Under Different National/Cultural Contexts
Nadya GUIMARAES, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil; Helena HIRATA, GTM/CRESPPA,Université de Paris 8 - Saint-Denis, France
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