The making of new care spaces. How micropublic places mediate inclusion and exclusion in a Dutch city.

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Summary of "The making of new care spaces. How micropublic places mediate inclusion and exclusion in a Dutch city."

This paper provides insight into strategies used by social care initiatives to create caring environments for people with a variety of abilities and disabilities. The analysis is guided by the concept of 'micropublic places' and builds on research about changing spaces of care and three types of spatial, symbolic and public-private boundary logics. Using ethnographic methods, we map three hybridization strategies that challenged spatial separations of functions, professional diagnostic labels, and public-private distinctions While these hybridization strategies have been analyzed separately in literature about specific vulnerable groups like psychiatric patients, this analysis shows how they combined to form new spaces of care.


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Name: Health & place
ISSN: 1873-2054
Pages: 27-34


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