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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Other people’s homes as sites of uncertainty: ways of knowing and being safe
Author(s): Pink, Sarah
Morgan, Jennie
Dainty, Andrew
Keywords: Home and work relationship
logics of preservation
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2015
Date Deposited: 6-Jul-2018
Citation: Pink S, Morgan J & Dainty A (2015) Other people’s homes as sites of uncertainty: ways of knowing and being safe. Environment and Planning A, 47 (2), pp. 450-464.
Abstract: 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.
DOI Link: 10.1068/a140074p
Rights: Pink S, Morgan J & Dainty A, Other people’s homes as sites of uncertainty: ways of knowing and being safe, Environment and Planning A, 47 (2), pp. 450-464. Copyright © The Authors 2015. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

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