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Antero Olakivi

Antero Olakivi is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care.

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The Politics of Ailment

A New Approach to Care

Challenging the ethics of care as a tradeable commodity, this book introduces the concept of ailment as a framework for understanding social care. Providing examples from Britain and Finland, it demonstrates how ailment shapes all societies, and by addressing the marketisation of care, the authors bring to light increasing inequalities in care.

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