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Call for Papers: Disability and Human Rights

“Human Rights” has been one of the most influential concepts of the past three centuries and it is still an essential constituent of modern conceptions of State and society. With the 1948 UN Declaration, human rights has become an even more pervasive concept, shaping everyday interactions at all levels, changing the language and rhetoric of […]

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Summer school ‘Caring about care’, in Freiburg, Germany

In September 2015, the Department of Medical Ethics and the History of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany, hosts an international summer school for early career researchers. The summer school is concerned with ‘Caring about care. The concept of care in the healthcare system. A comparison between Germany and the Netherlands’.

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J. Tronto 200

Interview with Joan Tronto: Dependence, Care & Vulnerability

A research meeting with Joan Tronto was organised at the University for Humanistic Studies (UvH), Utrecht, on 16 January 2015. Tronto is an American political scientist and honorary doctor at UvH.  She is well-known for her work on the development of care ethics. 

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Joan Tronto

Tronto: Care and Feminist Theory

On 16 January 2015 the Master Care Ethics and Policy (University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht) organised a research meeting on the initiative of Joan Tronto, who was visiting the Netherlands. When thinking about what subject to address, those involved decided to tie in with questions among current students about the feminist roots of ethics of care.

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Universität Wien

An ethnography lab on Practices of Care

The section “Ethnography” of the Department of Methods in cooperation with the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Development Studies (all at the University of Vienna) invites applications for: Practices of Care. Inequalities, Empowerment, Contradictions. 

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Alistair Niemeijer about his PhD thesis ‘Surveilling Autonomy, Securing Care’

Surveillance technologies (ST) such as video surveillance, GPS tags and movement sensors are increasingly being used in residential care for vulnerable people, even though they raise various concerns. What does morally good care with surveillance technologies entail? 

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Tomorrow is uncertain

In their seemingly simple film Deux jours, une nuit (2014) and in sharp sunlight the Dardenne brothers show a young woman fighting for her job: Sandra. We see a middle class family: husband and wife both have a job, a car, a Delaney home and kids. Having two incomes is no luxury. But assistance benefit, […]

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Call for abstracts for International Ethics in Care Conference, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

‘Future Directions for Ethics in Care and Nursing’ – The 1st International Ethics in Care Conference and 16th Nursing Ethics Conference 17th & 18th July 2015 University of Surrey, Guildford, UK! Practitioners, researchers, educators, managers and students in the field of health and social care from around the world are invited to attend and participate […]

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In the name of…

The film takes us to the countryside. We see boys at some kind of correctional institute learning how to lead a well-organised life. Their solidarity is extreme.

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Andries Baart Oxford

Lecture: ‘Empirical Grounded Ethics of Care: a methodological perspective’

On 3 December 2014 prof. Andries Baart (Chair Presence of Care, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands) held a lecture entitled ‘Empirical Grounded Ethics of Care: a methodological perspective’ as part of the seminar series ‘Care practices: towards a re-casting of Ethics’ organised by the University of Oxford. The ethics of care is an ethics that is relationally, contextually […]

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