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Materialities of Care: Encountering Health and Illness Through Artefacts and Architecture

Materialities of Care: Encountering Health and Illness Through Artefacts and Architecture

Christina Buse (Editor), Daryl Martin (Editor), Sarah Nettleton (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-49973-2

Sep 2018, Wiley-Blackwell

168 pages

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Materialities of Care addresses the role of material culture within health and social care encounters, including everyday objects, dress, furniture and architecture.

  • Makes visible the mundane and often unnoticed aspects of material culture and attends to interrelations between materials and care in practice
  • Examines material practice across a range of clinical and non-clinical spaces including hospitals, hospices, care homes, museums, domestic spaces and community spaces such as shops and tenement stairwells
  • Addresses fleeting moments of care, as well as choreographed routines that order bodies and materials
  • Focuses on practice and relations between materials and care as ongoing, emergent and processual
  • International contributions from leading scholars draw attention to methodological approaches for capturing the material and sensory aspects of health and social care encounters

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Notes on contributors vii

Conceptualising ‘materialities of care’: making visible mundane material culture in health and social care contexts 1
Christina Buse, Daryl Martin and Sarah Nettleton

Materialities of mundane care and the art of holding one’s own 14
Julie Brownlie and Helen Spandler

Thinking with care infrastructures: people, devices and the home in home blood pressure monitoring 28
Kate Weiner and Catherine Will

The art and nature of health: a study of therapeutic practice in museums 41
Gemma Mangione

Exchanging implements: the micro-materialities of multidisciplinary work in the operating theatre 54
Christian Heath, Paul Luff, Marcus Sanchez-Svensson and Maxim Nicholls

Placing care: embodying architecture in hospital clinics for immigrant and refugee patients 72
Susan E. Bell

Private finance initiative hospital architecture: towards a political economy of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital 84
Paul Jones

Dressing disrupted: negotiating care through the materiality of dress in the context of dementia 97
Christina Buse and Julia Twigg

Family food practices: relationships, materiality and the everyday at the end of life 110
Julie Ellis

Becoming at home in residential care for older people: a material culture perspective 123
Melanie Lovatt

Afterword: materialities, care, ‘ordinary affects’, power and politics 136
Joanna Latimer

Index 149