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(2020) Aging and human nature, Dordrecht, Springer.

Providing help

aging and care

Hartmut Remmers

pp. 191-204

This chapter focuses on aging and care. Against the backdrop of considerations on historical anthropology and results of aging research, it discusses societal value systems that are crucial to the development of adequate care for the elderly. Subsequently, the anthropological aspects of care and their political consequences are considered. A phenomenological characterization of care work points out structural problems and permits conclusions for a differentiated approach that is adequate for the heterogeneous needs and capacities of older people.

Publication details

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-25097-3_13

Full citation:

Remmers, H. (2020)., Providing help: aging and care, in M. Schweda, M. Coors & C. Bozzaro (eds.), Aging and human nature, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 191-204.

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