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Other people’s homes as sites of uncertainty: ways of knowing and being safe

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posted on 08.06.2015 by Sarah Pink, Jennie Morgan, Andrew Dainty
The home visit—when professionals work in service users’ homes—is a growing phenomenon. It changes the configuration of home—both for home living and for those who go to work in other people’s homes. In this paper we advance recent discussions of the emotional and political geographies of home through a focus on the home visit worker and her or his experience of other people’s homes as sites of uncertainty. For such workers the home visit is played out as an interface between the private and intimate and the regulatory occupational safety and health frameworks of policy and corporate interests. It disrupts existing academic definitions of home and defines the regulatory interests of institutions. An examination of the home visit, we propose, has implications for theories of home and the search for certainties that is embedded in regulatory guidelines.

Funding

Funding was provided by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Environment and Planning A

Volume

47

Issue

2

Pages

450 - 464

Citation

PINK, S., MORGAN, J. and DAINTY, A.R.J., 2015. Other people’s homes as sites of uncertainty: ways of knowing and being safe. Environment and Planning A, 47 (2), pp. 450 - 464.

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© Pion and its Licensors [former publisher]; © SAGE Publications

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Publication date

2015

Notes

This article was published in the journal Environment and Planning A and is now available from SAGE Publications http://epn.sagepub.com/content/47/2/450.full.pdf+html

ISSN

0308-518X

eISSN

1472-3409

Language

en

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