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The relational geographies of the voluntary sector: disentangling the ballast of strangers

The relational geographies of the voluntary sector: disentangling the ballast of strangers
The relational geographies of the voluntary sector: disentangling the ballast of strangers
We propose that voluntary sector geographies are best understood using a systematic relational approach, drawing upon neo-Marxist and symbiotic perspectives. We focus on relations between the voluntary sector and the (shadow) state, internal spaces of client interaction, and external urban spaces. Our relational approach advances alternative understandings of the voluntary sector: ones that are partly but not fully in the orbit of the shadow state; more mediator than conduit for neoliberal policies; partly punitive, yet firmly in relation with other ambivalent measures for clients; and both spatially uneven and fixed, but always unbounded in its practices.
care, relational geography, service hub, shadow state, symbiosis, voluntary sector
1477-0288
0-19
DeVerteuil, Geoff
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Power, Andrew
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Trudeau, Dan
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DeVerteuil, Geoff
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Power, Andrew
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DeVerteuil, Geoff, Power, Andrew and Trudeau, Dan (2019) The relational geographies of the voluntary sector: disentangling the ballast of strangers. Progress in Human Geography, 0-19. (doi:10.1177/0309132519869461).

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We propose that voluntary sector geographies are best understood using a systematic relational approach, drawing upon neo-Marxist and symbiotic perspectives. We focus on relations between the voluntary sector and the (shadow) state, internal spaces of client interaction, and external urban spaces. Our relational approach advances alternative understandings of the voluntary sector: ones that are partly but not fully in the orbit of the shadow state; more mediator than conduit for neoliberal policies; partly punitive, yet firmly in relation with other ambivalent measures for clients; and both spatially uneven and fixed, but always unbounded in its practices.

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 July 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 18 August 2019
Keywords: care, relational geography, service hub, shadow state, symbiosis, voluntary sector

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Local EPrints ID: 433879
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/433879
ISSN: 1477-0288
PURE UUID: ac12ade1-7fa2-4bff-90bf-8f5a5819dc36
ORCID for Andrew Power: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3887-1050

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Date deposited: 05 Sep 2019 16:30
Last modified: 23 May 2020 00:32

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