Doing home with care in ageing societies

Bernike Pasveer*, Ingunn Moser, Oddgeir Synnes

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this chapter, we articulate this volume’s key conceptualization of home as a verb. The book’s aspiration is to unlock home, and look at the work it always takes to make home when home intersects with new forms or modes of care because of ageing. We argue that the three modes of ordering the book—moving imaginaries, negotiating institutions and shifting arrangements—allow us to deeply uproot the imaginary of home (and care) as fixed and unmovable. After presenting the different chapters in these three parts of the book, we articulate how this ‘verbing’ of home with care affords room to not only interpret but also design and practise home-care arrangements in new ways.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWays of Home Making in Care for Later Life
EditorsBernike Pasveer, Oddgeir Synnes, Ingunn Moser
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-15-0406-8
ISBN (Print)978-981-15-0405-1, 978-981-15-0408-2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

SeriesHealth, Technology and Society


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