What is it about?
The article is about a baby foundling room in the Netherlands, where one may leave their infant anonymously behind. This is a very curious place, because anonymous child abandonment is illegal under Dutch law. We explore how the room works as a place of imaginaries, hope, politics and normativities.
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Why is it important?
The article's findings show a very different way of how places work. It is important to understand that places can sometimes do very intense work elsewhere, pushing the definition of what a place is to new frontiers.
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This page is a summary of: Place-by-proxy: Care infrastructures in a foundling room, The Sociological Review, July 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0038026119868642.
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