5Mapping Social Worlds Through Discourse, Text, and Materiality

Introduction

Sites of knowledge and politics of geographies play central roles in the transnational management of nurses. This chapter explains how discourse and its analysis locates the production, dissemination, and reception of representational knowledge on nurses and their management. Discourses materialise in tangible ways that affect the transnational management practices of nurses as well as their daily working lives.

The chapter ends by situating the discourses of the recruitment and placement of Filipino nurses by Finnish organisations between the years 2007–2010. The health care context in Finland is also historically described to situate the knowledge producers and their ...

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