February 10, by Chris Ingrao As large numbers of baby boomers become seniors, the landscape of social work is changing and adapting in response. According to the U.
February 15, 1 comment Population ageing and international migration are two of the major societal trends that European societies are facing today. These trends affect not only the ways in which we conceive aging and old age but also the manner in which elderly care is planned and provided.
The intersection of aging and migration is namely challenging some of the very key notions that have informed research on aging and old age for decades. This includes questions such as: What does successful aging mean?
How is retirement handled in the context of the transnational life course? And, how is intergenerational solidarity affected and shaped families that are dispersed around the world.
Surprisingly enough few books have addressed the intersection in question. One of the reasons for this is that carving a space for such a book has not been easy — scholars working on aging and old age are seldom versed on migration and the opposite is also the case for migration scholars.
This is why Ute Karl University of Luxemburg and I decided to bring together scholars from these two fields in an edited collection.
Our joint effort resulted in an anthology — titled Ageing in Contexts of Migration that was published as part of the Routledge Advances in Sociology Series in the beginning of last year.
The book is organized into three parts: Coinciding with the release of this book was also the release of another edited collection — together with Sue Lawrence London Metropolitan University — focusing on the challenges that international migration and population aging pose to social work practice.
This book — titled Older People and Migration: Challenges for Social Work is a book release of a special issue we guest edited for the European Journal of Social Work a few years ago. The special issue has apparently been downloaded so many times that Routledge decided to publish it in book form.
Thus, in light of these developments, and the fact that several special issues addressing the intersection in question have just come out see for example the Journal of Intercultural Studies on end-of-life issues, and the special issue on older migrants recently published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studiesit is fair to say that the intersection of migration and aging is finally receiving the book and special issue coverage that it deserves.
It is our hope that our contribution to the debate on these issues inspires others to seize the opportunities that studies at the intersection between aging and migration offer. Older People and Migration: Challenges for Social Work.
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