Pragmatic inattention and win-win narratives : How Finnish eldercare managers make sense of foreign-born care workers’ structural disadvantage?

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Olakivi , A & Wrede , S 2021 , Pragmatic inattention and win-win narratives : How Finnish eldercare managers make sense of foreign-born care workers’ structural disadvantage? in V Horn , C Schweppe , A Böcker & M Bruquetas-Callejo (eds) , The Global Old Age Care Industry : Tapping into migrants for tackling the old age care crisis . Palgrave Macmillan , pp. 169-191 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-2237-3_8

Title: Pragmatic inattention and win-win narratives : How Finnish eldercare managers make sense of foreign-born care workers’ structural disadvantage?
Author: Olakivi, Antero; Wrede, Sirpa
Editor: Horn, Vincent; Schweppe, Cornelia; Böcker, Anita; Bruquetas-Callejo, María
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care
University of Helsinki, Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Date: 2021
Language: eng
Number of pages: 23
Belongs to series: The Global Old Age Care Industry Tapping into migrants for tackling the old age care crisis
ISBN: 978-981-16-2236-6
978-981-16-2237-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/333436
Abstract: The chapter examines the ways in which eldercare managers (e.g. head nurses, home care supervisors, ward managers) in Finland can justify the increasing recruitment of foreign-born workers to lower-level eldercare jobs that are decreasingly attractive to Finnish-born workers. The question we ask is, how can eldercare managers discursively cope with the potential criticism according to which the prevailing recruitment and employment tendencies exploit actors in structurally disadvantaged labor market positions? Our analysis demonstrates how eldercare managers can maintain affectively appealing impressions of their own actions by constructing foreign-born workers as subjects who are inherently interested in eldercare work, and less interested in wages and working conditions. When eldercare managers’ self-presentations depend on these win-win narratives, foreign-born workers’ abilities to mobilize counter-narratives at their workplace are highly limited.
Subject: 5141 Sociology
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