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Care of the body : spaces of practice.

Atkinson, S. and Lawson, V. and Wiles, J. (2011) 'Care of the body : spaces of practice.', Social and cultural geography., 12 (6). pp. 563-572.

Abstract

Care—concept, emotion, practice, politics, moral exhortation—is a starting point for a range of critical geographies. Care affords geographers a richness of possibilities through which to engage critically with a range of politically charged discourses. This special issue offers a suite of ‘think’ pieces on geographies of care which provoke further examination of three challenges. First, we need conceptual strategies to explore the connections of care across different spatialities and temporalities. Secondly, biases within current research on care help make invisible the multiple sites through which our practices are shaped. Thirdly, certain concepts within the care lexicon have gone unchallenged such as dependency and vulnerability. We contemplate the potential of imagining care both as relation and as flow. The nodal characteristic of a relational care shapes how care flows through those nodes to focus on the spatial and temporal unevenness and inequalities in care, the processes eroding situated traditions of care, and the spaces and practices facilitating care of the body.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Special Issue: Care of the body : spaces of practice.
Keywords:Care, Body, Practices, Care relations, Care flows.
Full text:PDF - Accepted Version (125Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2011.601238
Publisher statement:This is an electronic version of an article published in Atkinson, S. and Lawson, V. and Wiles, J. (2011) 'Care of the body : spaces of practice.', Social and cultural geography., 12 (6). pp. 563-572. Social and cultural geography is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1464-9365&volume=12&issue=6&spage=563
Record Created:19 Apr 2012 17:05
Last Modified:24 Feb 2013 00:30

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