On inscriptions and ex-inscriptions: The production of immediacy in a home telecare service

Daniel López, Miquel Domènech

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Abstract

In this paper we explore from a topological perspective how immediate care is enacted in a home telecare service and critically discuss how immediacy is defined. One approach is to conceive immediate care delivering as dependant on how disciplined the home telecare service inscriptions are and therefore on how uneventful and smooth the assistance is. However, this paper aims to put forward a more complex explanation by pointing out that immediate care delivering is produced not only by expelling indeterminacy but also by taking advantage of it. In order to do this we will use Bachelard's concept of ex-inscription to shed light on the practices and techniques that transform events into opportunities (rather than obstacles) for delivering immediate care to home telecare service users.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-675
JournalEnvironment and Planning D: Society and Space
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008

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