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Surfacing Moves: Spatial-Timings of Senior Home Care
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology.
2013 (English)In: Social Analysis: Journal of Cultural and Social Practice, ISSN 0155-977X, E-ISSN 1558-5727, Vol. 57, no 1, 80-94 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Like many countries, Sweden faces the challenge of population aging and senior care. Compared with institutionalized health care, senior home care offers a viable option, promising familiar surroundings and lower costs. However, those performing senior home care sometimes resist time management policies that pressure such care in practice. Some scholars analyze this situation as opposition between ‘objective’ and ‘subjective’ time. This article takes a different route. It explores how time surfaces in Swedish senior home care through relational movements of care. These enlist things such as schedules, machines, and aging bodies. To this end, the article also experiments with ‘surfacing’ as an ethnographic heuristic for figuring the coming togeher of different times and spaces of care. The article concludes that surfacing matters not only in senior home care but also in the field-desk of ethnographic analysis.

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2013. Vol. 57, no 1, 80-94 p.
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ethnography, elderly, home care, socio-material relations, spatial-timings, surfacing, Sweden, time management
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Information Systems, Social aspects Social Anthropology Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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Cultural Anthropology; Human-Computer Interaction; Caring Sciences; Health Care Research
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-292766DOI: 10.3167/sa.2013.570106OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-292766DiVA: diva2:926605
Available from: 2016-05-09 Created: 2016-05-09 Last updated: 2016-05-12

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