Aging Muslims, civil society and the state: Initial thoughts on an international comparative project
Fall 2020 ICSRU workshop with Mikkel Rytter
Info about event
As usual, the workshop will start with presentations and news. Then Mikkel Rytter (professor mso, Anthropology) will present "Aging Muslims, civil society and the state: Initial thoughts on an international comparative project."
The numbers of old migrants and refugees with Muslim background in Denmark are growing fast these years. Many of them live in extended families and refrain from using the homecare service provided by the municipality. Instead the families prefer to care for old family members themselves. The new cohort of aging Muslim citizens creates numerous challenges in the public care sector. Mikkel Rytter will present some cases from the AISHA project (Aging Immigrants and Self-appointed Helper Arrangement, https://projekter.au.dk/aisha/) and discuss how conflicting ideas of food and care create friction between families and the municipality. He will also present the new international research project “Solidarities: Negotiating migrant deservingness” (https://solidarities.net), and especially his initial thoughts about the subproject “Aging Muslims, Vulnerability and Stigma during Covid-19."