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Unpacking temporal, spatial and relational dimensions of care trajectories in life-limiting illness 
Natashe Lemos Dekker (Leiden University)
Annemarie Samuels (Leiden University)
Rikke Sand Andersen (University of Southern Denmark)
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Friday 26 July, -, -
Time zone: Europe/Madrid
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Short Abstract:

This panel brings together anthropologists studying temporal, spatial and relational dimensions of care trajectories. It invites empirical and conceptual explorations that are based on ethnographic research on care for people experiencing life-limiting illness.

Long Abstract:

This panel aims to bring together anthropologists studying temporal, spatial and relational dimensions of care trajectories of people experiencing life-limiting illness. The burgeoning anthropological literature on care conceptualizes caregiving across institutional and non-institutional boundaries and as both a form of labour and an affective force (e.g. Buch 2018, Strong 2020, McKearney and Amrith 2021) and highlights the embodiment of care (Aulino 2016; Jackson 2021) as well as a resistance against totalizing conceptualizations (Cubellis 2020; Stevenson 2020). Inviting empirical and conceptual explorations of care trajectories, we seek to highlight temporal, spatial and relational movements of care practices (cf. Solomon 2022), particularly for and by people affected by life-limiting illness.

In a context of changing welfare states and increasing global implementations of forms of Universal Health Coverage, we ask: How do care relations and care needs change during illness trajectories? How do caregivers and patients move across borders and institutions to provide and access care? What expectations do they have of care trajectories and what alternative trajectories do they envision? And how may ethnographic research on care trajectories lay bare the intersectional inequalities that shape people’s possibilities to give and access care over time? We invite panel contributors to unpack the concept of care trajectories based on ethnographic research, and to contribute to ongoing discussions on the conceptualization of care.

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Session 1 Friday 26 July, 2024, -
Session 2 Friday 26 July, 2024, -