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Title: Other people’s homes as sites of uncertainty: ways of knowing and being safe
Authors: Pink, Sarah
Morgan, Jennie
Dainty, Andrew R.J.
Keywords: Home and work relationship
Logics of prevention
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Pion and its Licensors [former publisher]; © SAGE Publications
Citation: PINK, S., MORGAN, J. and DAINTY, A.R.J., 2015. Other people’s homes as sites of uncertainty: ways of knowing and being safe. Environment and Planning A, 47 (2), pp. 450 - 464.
Abstract: The home visit—when professionals work in service users’ homes—is a growing phenomenon. It changes the configuration of home—both for home living and for those who go to work in other people’s homes. In this paper we advance recent discussions of the emotional and political geographies of home through a focus on the home visit worker and her or his experience of other people’s homes as sites of uncertainty. For such workers the home visit is played out as an interface between the private and intimate and the regulatory occupational safety and health frameworks of policy and corporate interests. It disrupts existing academic definitions of home and defines the regulatory interests of institutions. An examination of the home visit, we propose, has implications for theories of home and the search for certainties that is embedded in regulatory guidelines.
Description: This article was published in the journal Environment and Planning A and is now available from SAGE Publications http://epn.sagepub.com/content/47/2/450.full.pdf+html
Sponsor: Funding was provided by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1068/a140074p
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17760
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a140074p
ISSN: 0308-518X
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