Home as riskscape: exploring technology enabled care

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Abstract

The growth and spread of ubiquitous smart technology to deliver public health outcomes at home, and its relationship with risk, urgently requires greater scholarly attention, not least given COVID‐19. Theoretically informed by both critical geographies of home and risk scholarship, this paper uses data from interviews with professionals in Scotland designing and implementing technology enabled care (TEC) for current and future homes. It explores the organisation of risk in the context of TEC, and the importance of this in relation to home. Drawing on geographical writing on home, and the riskscape, I argue that the smart home is a contemporary manifestation of the riskscape with implications for ideas of intrusion and inequality, and the experience of home.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-97
JournalThe Geographical Journal
Volume187
Issue number2
Early online date11 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Home
  • Risk
  • Scotland
  • Smart
  • Technology enabled care

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