The significance of the door in nursing homes: a symbol of control in the domestic sphere

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Show simple item record Kaup, Migette L. 2011-02-10T20:49:37Z 2011-02-10T20:49:37Z 2011-02-10
dc.description.abstract This article explores how public/private contradictions can be enacted in the space of the nursing home through the use of architectural features that signal transition and passage, most specifically the door. To explore these relationships, two alternative forms of the institutionalized skilled care setting will be described. The first represents the state of the most common form of nursing home, the institution that has been patterned after a hospital; the second represents an emerging place type in long-term care called a "household," patterned after the domestic home. The divergent spatial experiences of these settings will be expressed through the role of the door and the supporting transitional features that are architecturally determined and will compare and contrast the dramatic changes that can occur in the ideological communication of these domains. Their use, their language, and therefore their meaning within the spaces are suggested through the patterns of behavior they support. en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.subject Nursing homes en_US
dc.subject Public / private dichotomy en_US
dc.subject Doors en_US
dc.subject Institution en_US
dc.subject Meanings of home en_US
dc.title The significance of the door in nursing homes: a symbol of control in the domestic sphere en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US 2011 en_US
dc.citation.epage 42 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Home Cultures en_US
dc.citation.spage 25 en_US
dc.citation.volume 8 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kaup en_US

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