In the United States, pediatric asthma is distributed geographically across lines of racialized segregation. We draw on emplacement, or the theory that embodied experiences and the material world are mutually informed, to situate such geographic trends within the narratives of 41 caregivers of children with asthma. Results suggest that caregivers identified and managed asthma-related risk with regard to the relational and structural conditions of three categories of locations: (1) houses, (2) neighborhoods, and (3) schools and other childhood institutions. Within each type of location, caregivers used emplaced knowledge and emplaced caregiving tactics to respond to asthma-related risk. Based on our findings, we identify critical intervention topics that are consistent with families’ everyday lived experiences of place.
- Risk management