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Waiting and the architecture of care.

Day, Sophie E.. 2015. Waiting and the architecture of care. In: Clara Han and Veena Das, eds. Living and Dying in the Contemporary world: A Compendium. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 167-184. ISBN 9780520278417 [Book Section]

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I discuss waiting in NHS hospitals as a claim or a property right, and suggest that the property is common to those who meet and occupy hospital spaces. A politics of care animates social contacts among strangers, and attracts ambivalence. 'Our' NHS values and practices produce a hyphen between nation and state (Aretxaga 2003), citizen and subject, equality and equity.

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08 Mar 2016 15:30

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