Lucherini, M (2020) Spontaneity and Serendipity: Space and time in the lives of people with diabetes. Social Science and Medicine, 245.

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Abstract

This article considers the relevance of non-representational theory to understanding the lived experience of diabetes. While non-representational theory has gained traction in the social sciences, especially Human Geography, its usefulness in extending understanding of experiences of health and illness is often restricted to an idea of wellbeing that assumes an able and healthy body. This article draws on qualitative research on the everyday experiences of living with diabetes, to consider how non-representational theory can be applied to understanding the everyday experience of ill bodies. The analysis moves through ideas of mobility, routine, anticipation and adjustment to highlight the challenges of spontaneity and serendipity in the everyday lives of people with diabetes. The article concludes by considering some of the advantages of a non-representational approach for healthcare practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) will be available online via Elsevier at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112723 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: UK, Diabetes, Non-representational theory, Mobility, Routine, Chronic illness, Space-time, Qualitative
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC660 Diabetes
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2019 16:58
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 11:51
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/7336

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