This presentation builds upon the work presented in Communicating Care: The Contradictions of HPV Vaccination Campaigns (Lindén, 2016). In this work, Lisa Lindén examines three state-funded human papillomavirus (HPV) campaigns in Sweden. She shows that they include and articulate a range of different forms of care that are not limited to just asking people to “take care of themselves” or “care for others”. Care is instead approached as a multilayered, contextual and heterogeneous phenomenon.

In the study we encounter county council professionals, who try to communicate care to girls and their relatives, as well as material devices, such as an “HPV app”, a Facebook campaign site and a vaccination trailer. The study is situated within the intersection of the sociology of science and technology and feminist theory, and more specifically to discussions on the politics of care in technoscience. It contributes to these discussions through its focus on temporal dimensions of care.