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Torres, Sandra, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7161-549x
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Willander, E., Bradby, H., Torres, S. & Jonsson, P. (2019). Conditions for Religious Pluralism in Swedish Hospital Chaplaincy: A Research Note. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 25(3), 99-109
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conditions for Religious Pluralism in Swedish Hospital Chaplaincy: A Research Note
2019 (English)In: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, ISSN 0885-4726, E-ISSN 1528-6916, Vol. 25, no 3, p. 99-109Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research interest in hospital chaplaincy has increased, in part because it is believed to contribute to the development of just models of religious pluralism. This research note brings attention to hospital chaplaincy in Sweden, a country where religious diversity has substantially increased due to migration but where research in hospital chaplaincy is scarce. In order to advocate for future research, this research note describes the organization of hospital chaplaincy in Sweden, presents new analyses of official data showing its extent and religious composition, and proposes that the organization of hospital chaplaincy in this country needs to be re-considered now that religious diversity is a given. Showing that hospital chaplaincy in this country is still under the overbearing influence of Christianity, this research note argues that there is a need for research that sheds light on the asymmetrical power relations that exist and that paves the way for innovations in religious pluralist models for health care chaplaincy.

Keywords
Religious diversity, religious pluralism, hospital chaplaincy in Sweden, provision of hospital chaplaincy
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-379120 (URN)10.1080/08854726.2018.1548853 (DOI)000471162900002 ()30688161 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-03-12 Created: 2019-03-12 Last updated: 2019-10-18Bibliographically approved
Olaison, A., Torres, S. & Forssell, E. (2019). Decision making in social work files: the role that background, gender and age can play. In: : . Paper presented at 9th European Conference on Social Work Research, April 10-12 in Leuven, Belgium.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Decision making in social work files: the role that background, gender and age can play
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sociology; Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401688 (URN)
Conference
9th European Conference on Social Work Research, April 10-12 in Leuven, Belgium
Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-08 Last updated: 2020-01-08
Torres, S. (2019). Ethnicity & Old Age: Expanding ourImagination. Bristol: Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ethnicity & Old Age: Expanding ourImagination
2019 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2019
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401697 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-08 Last updated: 2020-02-06Bibliographically approved
Torres, S. (2019). Ethnicity, race and care in older age: what can a social justice framework offer?. In: Sue Westwood (Ed.), Ageing, Diversity and Inequality: Social Justice Perspectives (pp. 167-180). Oxon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ethnicity, race and care in older age: what can a social justice framework offer?
2019 (English)In: Ageing, Diversity and Inequality: Social Justice Perspectives / [ed] Sue Westwood, Oxon: Routledge, 2019, p. 167-180Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter – which relies on a scoping literature review of scholarship on old age/ageing and ethnicity/race – uses literature on health and social care to ask why this scholarship – which often documents the inequalities that older ethnic minorities face – is not informed by the social justice framework. Relying on Fraser’s framework to answer this question, this chapter uses the concepts of redistribution, recognition and representation to present what the literature on health and social care that brings attention to both old age and ethnicity focuses on: access and usage; attitudes, preferences and experiences and the suitability of different programs/interventions/service. In doing so, this chapter proposes that the essentialist and structuralist understandings of ethnicity/race that inform most gerontological literature on ethnicity/race may be the reason why this literature does not engage with the notion of social justice. In addition, this chapter argues that this literature’s failure to adopt the social constructionist understanding of ethnicity/race is also one of the reasons why this literature gives the impression of being injustice-oblivious. This chapter’s main thesis is therefore that if ethno-gerontologists want to expand their imagination in a social justice-informed way, they need to shift their attention from who these older ethnic minorities are, and what they need, to what practitioners and policymakers can do to address these older people’s needs. Only then can a social justice-informed ethno-gerontology see the light of day.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxon: Routledge, 2019
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-372499 (URN)978-0-415-78669-0 (ISBN)
Funder
Welfare and Life-course
Available from: 2019-01-07 Created: 2019-01-07 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved
Torres, S. (2019). Ethnicity, race and old age: studying inequalities in an injustice-oblivious way. In: : . Paper presented at 9th European Conference on Social Work Research, April 10-12 in Leuven, Belgium.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ethnicity, race and old age: studying inequalities in an injustice-oblivious way
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401685 (URN)
Conference
9th European Conference on Social Work Research, April 10-12 in Leuven, Belgium
Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-08 Last updated: 2020-01-08
Torres, S. (2019). Ethnicity,race and old age: why we need the Latin American perspective. In: : . Paper presented at 7th Congreso Internacional de Gerontologia, July 18-19 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ethnicity,race and old age: why we need the Latin American perspective
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401657 (URN)
Conference
7th Congreso Internacional de Gerontologia, July 18-19 in San Jose, Costa Rica
Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-08 Last updated: 2020-01-08
Torres, S. & Glicksman, A. (2019). Introduction: Expanding the gerontological imagination through the study of older migrants. Journal of Aging Studies, 50, Article ID 100791.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Expanding the gerontological imagination through the study of older migrants
2019 (English)In: Journal of Aging Studies, ISSN 0890-4065, E-ISSN 1879-193X, Vol. 50, article id 100791Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
National Category
Geriatrics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-396471 (URN)10.1016/j.jaging.2019.100791 (DOI)000489000900005 ()31526494 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-11-14 Created: 2019-11-14 Last updated: 2019-11-14Bibliographically approved
Torres, S. (2019). Old age social exclusion: research, policy and practice (KEYNOTE LECTURE). In: : . Paper presented at 7th Congreso Internacional de Gerontologia, July 18-19 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Old age social exclusion: research, policy and practice (KEYNOTE LECTURE)
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401664 (URN)
Conference
7th Congreso Internacional de Gerontologia, July 18-19 in San Jose, Costa Rica
Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-08 Last updated: 2020-01-08
Torres, S. & Serrat, R. (2019). Older migrants as a theoretically profuse source of information about civic participation. In: : . Paper presented at European Region Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG-ER), May 23-25, 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Older migrants as a theoretically profuse source of information about civic participation
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401683 (URN)
Conference
European Region Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG-ER), May 23-25, 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden
Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-08 Last updated: 2020-01-08
Torres, S. & Serrat, R. (2019). Older migrants' civic participation: A topic in need of attention. Journal of Aging Studies, 50, Article ID 100790.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Older migrants' civic participation: A topic in need of attention
2019 (English)In: Journal of Aging Studies, ISSN 0890-4065, E-ISSN 1879-193X, Vol. 50, article id 100790Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The number of international migrants around the world has steadily increased, as has the number of people that belong to the older segments of our populations. Due to these demographic transformations, topics that have yet to receive scholarly attention have begun to receive the attention of research communities. This article aims to expand the social gerontological agenda on civic participation in old age by arguing that migratory life courses offer new angles of investigation. By bringing attention to older migrants' civic participation, this article argues also for the expansion of the imagination of migration scholars who have yet to regard civic participation as an angle of investigation worthy of attention when it comes to this population. Thus, by proposing some of the research questions that could be posed if older migrants' civic participation was to be a part of the research agenda of social gerontologists and migration scholars alike, this article proposes that the ways in which these older people chose to engage civically is one of the ways through which we could bring explicit attention to the contributions that they make to their so called 'host' societies.

Keywords
Civic participation, Older migrants, Social participation, Political participation
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-396545 (URN)10.1016/j.jaging.2019.100790 (DOI)000489000900006 ()31526496 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-11-07 Created: 2019-11-07 Last updated: 2019-11-07Bibliographically approved
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