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Transbordering assemblages: power, agency and autonomy (re)producing health infrastructures in South East of England

Transbordering assemblages: power, agency and autonomy (re)producing health infrastructures in South East of England

Moreno-Leguizamon, Carlos ORCID: 0000-0002-4294-3387 and Tovar-Restrepo, Marcela (2021) Transbordering assemblages: power, agency and autonomy (re)producing health infrastructures in South East of England. Urban Studies. ISSN 0042-0980 (Print), 1360-063X (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098020984919)

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Abstract

This paper discusses how intersecting identities, stigma, and health-based infrastructures are spatially affiliated and territorialised in the South East of England through the findings of three research projects aimed at understanding health inequalities among urban Black, Asian, and Ethnic Minorities including Gypsies and Travellers (BAME and GT) groups. It problematises Wacquant’s approach to territorial stigma by explaining how Butler’s notion of vulnerability and Castoriadis’ notion of autonomous agency help to expand our understanding of the interplay between stigma and health infrastructures. Moreover, it suggests that such interplay requires an intersectional approach to identity as performative and embodied practice using illustrative examples. We propose that these health settings and infrastructures can be characterised as ‘transbordering assemblages’, following Irazábal (2014) who describes its embedded notions of pluri-locality (here and there: ‘[T]here’), pluri-identity and practices of bordering (being in or out/in and out/in between) when experiencing health needs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: health infrastructures, agency, ‘Transbordering Assemblages’, learning alliance, autonomy, NHS, Covid-19
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Inequalities
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 10:42
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/30828

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