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International Perspectives on Aging

New Challenges to Ageing in the Rural North

A Critical Interdisciplinary Perspective

Editors: Naskali, Päivi, Harbison, Joan R., Begum, Shahnaj (Eds.)

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  • Offers a multi-dimensional picture of ageing issues in the rural northern context
  • Demonstrates how political positions and their outcomes affect social and political conditions of older people
  • Contributes to expanding knowledge on the elderly in the Arctic
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This book provides an underexplored view of ageing, one that conceives older people as valuable resources in their communities, as active citizens with both voice, and an agency that includes the capacity for resistance. It acknowledges that becoming old with dignity means also paying attention to caring, good health services and the possibility of good death. The book defines age and ageing as multiple, culturally and historically constructed phenomena that are only loosely connected to the years of one’s life. In focusing on the peripheral North located in the Nordic, Canadian and Russian north, it highlights important questions and viewpoints that can be found and adapted to other rural areas. The book answers the following questions: What is the relevance of legislation and international legal agreements in ensuring the rights of elderly people under political and economic changes? What challenges do geographic isolation, changing age structure, and cultural and ecological transformations pose to possibilities for meeting older people’s needs for engagement in society as well as for their care?  As such this book will be of interest to all those working in population aging. 

About the authors

Päivi Naskali is a Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Lapland. She is a head of the Finnish University Network of Gender Studies, has worked actively in the National Doctoral School in Gender Studies and edited the Journal of Women’s Studies. Her research interests include gender and ageing in the times of neoliberalism, educational gender politics and feminist pedagogy and philosophy. She has lately been leading a research project The Arctic Change and Elderly Exclusion: A Gender-based Perspective.

 Joan R. Harbison is an Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie University School of Social Work. Her work includes interdisciplinary approaches to research in the fields of ageing, health, and social service delivery. She has published in numerous national and international texts and journals and contributed to many scholarly international, interdisciplinary, development and research projects. Recently she authored the text Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect: Ageism, Risk, and the Rhetoric of Rights in the Mistreatment of Older People, University of British Columbia Press, Fall, 2016, in collaboration with her interdisciplinary research team from law, sociology and social work.

 Shahnaj Begum is a Post-doctoral researcher at the Unit for Gender Studies in the Faculty of Education of the University of Lapland. Her research focuses on Northern elderly well-being and gender issues in the context of Arctic change. She is a member of the University of the Arctic Thematic Network of Health and Well being in the Arctic.


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Ageing in the Rural North

    Pages 1-10

    Naskali, Päivi (et al.)

  • Older Women, the Capabilities Approach and CEDAW: Normative Foundations and Instruments for Evaluation of the Governance of the Nordic Arctic

    Pages 13-30

    Svensson, Eva-Maria

  • A Feminist Socio-Legal Approach to Ageing, Gender and Welfare in Northern Sweden

    Pages 31-45

    Wennberg, Lena

  • The Aged People in the Transitional Elder Care Policy and Service System in Northern Finland

    Pages 47-64

    Valokivi, Heli

  • Traditional Foundations of Novel Opportunities: Marketization in Finland’s Care Sector

    Pages 65-82

    Merenheimo, Petra

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eBook $89.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
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Softcover $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Challenges to Ageing in the Rural North
Book Subtitle
A Critical Interdisciplinary Perspective
Editors
  • Päivi Naskali
  • Joan R. Harbison
  • Shahnaj Begum
Series Title
International Perspectives on Aging
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20603-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20603-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20602-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-20605-5
Series ISSN
2197-5841
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 257
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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