Proč ženy pečují? Gender a neformální péče o seniory

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Title:Proč ženy pečují? Gender a neformální péče o seniory
Creators:
Dudová, Radka; radka dot dudova at soc dot cas dot cz; SOÚ AV ČR, v.v.i., Jilská 1, Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic
Volejníčková, Romana; romana dot volejnickova at soc dot cas dot cz; SOÚ AV ČR, v.v.i., Jilská 1, Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic
Journal or Publication Title:
Gender, rovné příležitosti, výzkum, 15, 1
Uncontrolled Keywords:gender, elderly care, narrative analysis

Abstract

Based on qualitative research of women that cared in the past or care now for their frail elderly mothers, this article aims to describe and explain some of the factors leading to the predominance of women in informal care for the elderly. The article builds on Sandra Harding’s and Joan W. Scott’s concept of gender. Their concept defines gender as a category operating at multiple interconnected levels. Based on the analysis of interviews with biographical components, we show the impact of cultural and structural factors on women’s decisions to take care, and how these factors are gender structured. Among cultural factors we focus on the process of socialization; we analyse the effect of gender norms of care and the issue of cultural taboos in intimate care. Among structural factors we focus on paid work, the gender division of labour in the family and non/availability of formal care services. On the basis of caregivers’ stories we show how these factors coherently and simultaneously strengthen the connection between women and providing hands-on care. We also identify emerging disruptions in this gender-conservative model of informal care.

Title:Proč ženy pečují? Gender a neformální péče o seniory
Translated title:Why Women Care? Gender and Informal Care for the Elderly
Creators:
Dudová, Radka; radka dot dudova at soc dot cas dot cz; SOÚ AV ČR, v.v.i., Jilská 1, Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic
Volejníčková, Romana; romana dot volejnickova at soc dot cas dot cz; SOÚ AV ČR, v.v.i., Jilská 1, Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic
Uncontrolled Keywords:gender, elderly care, narrative analysis
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 7. Section of Social and Economic Sciences > Institute of Sociology > Gender, rovné příležitosti, výzkum (Gender, Equal Opportunities, Research)
Journal or Publication Title:Gender, rovné příležitosti, výzkum
Volume:15
Number:1
ISSN:1213-0028
Publisher:Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i.
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ID Code:8297
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:20 Oct 2014 14:18
Last Modified:20 Oct 2014 14:18

Citation

Dudová, Radka; Volejníčková, Romana (2014) Proč ženy pečují? Gender a neformální péče o seniory. Gender, rovné příležitosti, výzkum, 15 (1). ISSN 1213-0028

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