Telecare user's place identity: A conversation analysis

Juan C. Aceros, María Tereza L. Cavalcante, Miquel Domènech

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This article presents a discourse analysis of place-identity in home telecare users. This analysis is part of the results of two research projects concerned with the care of old and dependent people in Spain. The data analyzed come from a set of ten focus groups conducted in Catalonia in 2009 (n=62). Drawing from tracking the participants' use of a fixed phrase ("there is no place like home"), a sequential and detailed examination of the data inspired by conversation analysis and discursive psychology is proposed. This examination highlights the co-produced nature of place-identity and draws attention to different discursive tools which the participants use to deal with threats that conversation supposes to that identity. The result is the description of the context in which a home-identity that gives meaning to the participants' preference for aging at home is produced. This home-identity is presented as an explanatory and rhetoric resource.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-95
JournalRevista Latinoamericana de Psicologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Ageing in place
  • Conversation analysis
  • Discursive psychology
  • Place-identity
  • Telecare


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