Twigg, J. (1999) The spatial ordering of care: public and private in bathing support at home. Sociology of Health & Illness, 21 (4). pp. 381-400. ISSN 0141-9889.
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Domiciliary care takes place in a special social space: that of the home. Focusing on the provision of bathing in the community, the article explores the spatial ordering of care at home, unpacking a series of interlocking contrasts between the public and the private, and their consequences for the power dynamics of care. These are explored in terms of the ideology of home; the spatial ordering of privacy within the home; and the treatment of the body. Carework trespasses on and re-orders these divisions. The article also explores the contrasting site of the day centre. Baths at day centres are private acts in public places, and in reversing the symbolism of home, they reveal some of the wider meanings of bathing.
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research|
|Depositing User:||Julia Twigg|
|Date Deposited:||20 Mar 2009 12:56|
|Last Modified:||13 Dec 2012 11:28|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16691 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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