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Care in Practice

On Tinkering in Clinics, Homes and Farms

Edited by: Annemarie Mol, Ingunn Moser and Jeannette Pols

In what way is »care« a matter of »tinkering«? Rather than presenting care as a (preferably »warm«) relation between human beings, the various contributions to the volume give the material world (usually cast as »cold«) a prominent place in their analysis. Thus, this book does not continue to oppose care and technology, but contributes to rethinking both in such a way that they can be analysed together.
Technology is not cast as a functional tool, easy to control - it is shifting, changing, surprising and adaptable. In care practices all »things« are (and have to be) tinkered with persistently. Knowledge is fluid, too. Rather than a set of general rules, the knowledges (in the plural) relevant to care practices are as adaptable and in need of adaptation as the technologies, the bodies, the people, and the daily lives involved.

Reviews

»Ein Lesebuch, das für Betroffene, Professionelle oder Fragende interessant ist.«
Sabine Plonz, DAS ARGUMENT, 292 (2011)

»Ein Buch, das [...] zum richtigen Zeitpunkt in die Debatte gekommen ist.«
Christoph Schneider/Bettina-Johanna Krings, Technikfolgenabschätzung - Theorie und Praxis, 21/1 (2012)

»Ein Lesebuch, das für Betroffene, Professionelle oder Fragende interessant ist.«
Sabine Plonz, DAS ARGUMENT, 292 (2011)

»This book illustrates an inspiring path towards the questions how care produces or creates its objects, bodies, patients and carers; and how care incorporates knowledge and technologies.«
Tom Bieling, http://designabilities.wordpress.com, 16.09.2010

Reviewed in:

Tijdschrift voor Gezondheidszorg & Ethiek, 1 (2011), Elleke Landeweer
Medicine, Health Care & Philosophy, 3 (2011), Elleke Landeweer
http://tidsskriftet.no, 5 (2013)

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