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How We Are with Each Other

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses relationships with life partners, friends, and paid helpers, emphasizing and contrasting caregiving and care receiving.


Ethnicity and Old Age: Expanding Our Imagination

Sandra Torres

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447328117
eISBN:
9781447328131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328117.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book’s starting point is the notion of theorising and the fact that, because scholarship at the intersection of ethnicity, race and old age has stagnated, we are in dire need of inquiries that ... More


The Human Caregiving System: A Neuroscience Model of Compassionate Motivation and Behavior

Stephanie L. Brown, R. Michael Brown, and Stephanie D. Preston

in Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195388107
eISBN:
9780199918386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388107.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this essay we describe the essential features of a neurobiological system whose purpose is to provide the motivation needed to bestow resources on others—the “caregiving system.” After presenting ... More


Afterwar Work for Life

Zoë H. Wool

in War and Health: The Medical Consequences of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479875962
eISBN:
9781479805242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479875962.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The post–9/11 wars often result in complex and chronic conditions for US service members. The ongoing need for veteran care intersects with a broader social ideal that posits normative couplehood as ... More


‘If you think about the future you are just troubling yourself’: uncertain futures among caregiving and non-caregiving youth in Zambia

Caroline Day

in Growing Up and Getting By: International Perspectives on Childhood and Youth in Hard Times

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781447352891
eISBN:
9781447352914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352891.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In this chapter, Caroline Day considers the role of aspiration among caregiving and non-caregiving young people in Zambia. The chapter notes that youth-centred policy-making is relatively new and ... More


The Liberal Autonomous Subject and the Question of Health Inequalities

Eva Feder Kittay

in Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: Bridging Perspectives for New Conversations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630359
eISBN:
9781469630373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630359.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The bioethical principle of respect for patient autonomy represents an advance over the paternalism that earlier pervaded medical practice. Yet the normative set of assumptions that accompany the ... More


Parenthood and Other Caregiving

Eve M. Brank

in The Psychology of Family Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479865413
eISBN:
9781479882601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865413.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Despite how difficult it is to be a parent, people still chose to take on the task of parenting. Beyond the general evolutionary and biological reasons to bear children, cognitive biases could be at ... More


Marvel’s Shamrock: Haunted Heroine, Working Woman, Guardian of the Galaxy

Christina M. Knopf

in Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816641
eISBN:
9781496816689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816641.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter considers the interplay of gender, nationality, powers, and vocations in the character of Molly “Shamrock” Fitzgerald, one of the most fascinating superheroines to appear in the Marvel ... More


Migrant care work for elderly households in Italy

Carlos Chiatti, Mirko DiCarlos Rosa, Francesco Barbabella, Cosetta Greco, Maria Gabriella Melchiorre, Andrea Principi, Sara Santini, and Giovanni Lamura

in Ageing in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447301066
eISBN:
9781447311393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301066.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter aims at pointing out the need for a more equitable, internationally driven approach to solve elder care staff shortages on the background of the implications deriving from the widespread ... More


Caring for frail older people in Israel

Esther Iecovich

in Ageing in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447301066
eISBN:
9781447311393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301066.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Israel is a rapidly aging society with an elderly population composing about 10% of its total population. Among them, about 16.5% are frail and need help with daily activities and housekeeping. This ... More


Literature on social relations and caregiving

Sandra Torres

in Ethnicity and Old Age: Expanding Our Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447328117
eISBN:
9781447328131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328117.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter is the third and last chapter in the book that is based on the scoping review of scholarship on the intersection of ethnicity/ race and ageing/ old age. This chapter brings attention to ... More


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