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Public Libraries in Crises: Between Spaces of Care and Information Infrastructures

Alice Corble and Rianne van Melik

in Volume 3: Public Space and Mobility

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529219005
eISBN:
9781529219036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529219005.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter investigates shifting public library meanings and practices in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom during and after the crisis. In both countries, public libraries were already in ... More


Place matters: the home as a key site of old-age care in coastal Tanzania

Brigit Obrist

in Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spaces and Practices of Care

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447325253
eISBN:
9781447325307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325253.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Grounded in ethnographic field research in Tanzania, this chapter asks what happens when older people become restricted in their movements. It shows that for old, ill and disabled people in coastal ... More


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