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Towards the construction of a nicer life: subjectivity and the logic of choice

Sakellariou, Dikaios 2015. Towards the construction of a nicer life: subjectivity and the logic of choice. Anthropology in Action 22 (1) , pp. 46-53. 10.3167/aia.2015.220106

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Abstract

In this article, I bring to the foreground the enactment of the logic of choice and focus on what happens when people are denied the interventions they choose. The specific interventions I focus on are home modifications. My aim is to show how people living with a chronic illness or disability interact with the logic of choice. Drawing from a narrative study on experiences of living with motor neurone disease, I present the narrative of one woman as she tries to enact a life that she can describe as good, or better. Using empirical evidence, I explore some of the links between subjectivity and the logic of choice, focusing on the experiential knowledge that guides decision-making. In this article, I illustrate how people living with a chronic condition can enact subjectivity by choosing interventions that can attend to their social world.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Berghahn Journals
ISSN: 1752-2285
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 04:36
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/72208

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