Caregivers and the Biopolitics of Aging

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 8:30 AM
Room: 302
Oral Presentation
Guita GRIN DEBERT , Anthropology, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SAO PAULO, Brazil
The aim of the paper is to discuss the way in which the global aging crisis gives special configurations to elderly care. To this end, an analysis of the Brazilian recent debate on transforming caregiver into a professional career that took place in the legislative arena is juxtaposed to the practical solution given to elderly in home care in Brazil and in Italy. The absence of public policies directed to old age and the new needs of care reconfigure and give new meaning to women migration and to domestic paid work.