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Health, Technology and Society

Ways of Home Making in Care for Later Life

Editors: Pasveer, Bernike, Synnes, Oddgeir, Moser, Ingunn (Eds.)

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  • Offers a unique and deeply interdisciplinary contribution to open up the black box of contemporary practices and theories of home-making for the elderly and in end-of-life care
  • Brings together for the first time authors from various disciplinary backgrounds to investigate home in care
  • Provides unique perspectives on 'home'; how it must be seen and analyzed as mediated by biomedicine's knowledges, technologies, moralities and practices, as well as by (related) cultural imaginaries of home and aging, as well as policies of managing and financing ageing
  • Will appeal to students and researchers from a broad variety of disciplines: from the humanities and social sciences to health sciences and design and planning studies
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This is a book on how home is made when care enters the lives of people as they grow old at home or in ‘homely’ institutions. Throughout the book, contributors show how home is a verb: it is something people do. Home is thus always in the making, temporal, contested, and open to negotiation and experimentation. By bringing together approaches from STS, anthropology, health humanities and health care studies, the book points to the importance of people's tinkerings and experiments with making home, as it is here that home is being made and unmade.

About the authors

Bernike Pasveer is Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Studies Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
Oddgeir Synnes is Associate Professor at the Centre of Diaconia and Professional Practice, VID Specialized University, Norway
Ingunn Moser is Professor at the Faculty of Health Studies at VID Specialized University, Norway.

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“This is a very timely book that deserves a broad audience. First of all, it should be read by everyone interested into topics related to home. By showing how home and care are intertwined, and particularly, how home is made by caring, many new insights are provided. Second, readers interested in topics of care and welfare will learn a lot about the recent shift to “homely practices” in care, and what home care implies for our understanding of care. A very rich book!” (Jan Willem Duyvendak, Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

“Both interdisciplinary and transnational, Pasveer, Synnes and Moser’s book combines original critique of the contested nature of home-making with inspirational case studies of caring about, and with, ageing loved ones in different settings, circumstances, and locations around the globe. This book is an invaluable addition to critical ageing studies and a welcome resource for educators, policy makers and health and allied professionals who are involved in end-of-life healthcare in home, community, and residential care settings.” (Dr. Joan McCarthy, Senior Lecturer Healthcare Ethics, University College Cork, Ireland)

“Home as a good place to live out one’s life is a powerfully positive image—until it disrupts possibilities for living well. This exciting interdisciplinary collection helps transform the stability of home as a noun that may imprison into a verb, breathing life into alternatives and experiments of doing home with care, opening up places of care, showing how home can be thought and practiced in more ephemeral, dynamic ways. This book challenges and inspires!” (Mary Ellen Purkis PhD, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of Victoria, Canada)

““Home” is a term whose meaning could scarcely seem more clear. The chapters in this impressive collection unpack the several issues it conceals, however, in critiquing widely-held assumptions like “there’s no place like home” to care for older adults. “Care”, too, is a term whose meaning is less than straightforward. This book elevates the discussion of both concepts, and certainly their intersection, to a level sorely needed in several fields—gerontology, nursing, and public policy, to name just a few.” (William Randall, Professor of Gerontology, St. Thomas University, Canada)

“Vividly observed, empathetic, and insightful, this book offers important new perspectives on “home”, so highly valued in the contexts of care for the aged but too often left unexamined. Far more than simply a place or building, “home” is revealed to be a marvelously variable, complex and contingent collective accomplishment, made—and continually remade anew—of the dreams, labors, and struggles of ordinary people working to order their world amid unchosen but unavoidable changes.” (Janelle S. Taylor, Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Canada)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ways of Home Making in Care for Later Life
Editors
  • Bernike Pasveer
  • Oddgeir Synnes
  • Ingunn Moser
Series Title
Health, Technology and Society
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-0406-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-0406-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-0405-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 312
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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