Care theory started out as a critical epistemology that added a different, a female voice to morality. As a political ethics, care theory has moreover turned its attention to political practices and institutions that beget inequality and power asymmetries through political practices of gendering and racializing, and thereby devaluing and marginalizing, care work and carers. Continue reading The relevance of critical insights of postcolonial theory
The French movie Faces, Places (‘Visages, villages’ – 2017) by Agnes Varda, well known for her films co-setting the trend for the Nouvelle Vague, and by JR, a young and enigmatic photographer and street artist, is a many layered documentary that makes you wake up with a smile in the morning. Continue reading ‘A place gets a face’ – Agnes Varda’s attentive compassion with the social
Should the state facilitate assisted suicide when someone develops a death wish on account of the prospect of needing a wheelchair? And what should the response be when, if it involves a couple, one of the two partners has this prospect and will likely need to move to a nursing home, so that the couple can no longer live together as before? Should there be a state-regulated organization to fulfil their shared wish to die? Continue reading Questioning the Dutch political discourse regarding ‘completed life’
Precarity is a rich and widely contested term that can describe a variety of oppressive circumstances. The Care Ethics Research Consortium (CERC), a worldwide, interdisciplinary community organises its first annual conference on this theme. Eva Feder Kittay and Fiona Robinson will be the key note speakers. Continue reading Care Ethics and Precarity
Does care ethics have an eye for cultural classes? Frans Vosman held his valedictory speech on Friday, 15, 2018 on survivors as a cultural class. Continue reading Surviving as a form of life
Why researchers need to be open about ethical uneasiness, doubts and uncertainties.
In recent years, I have conducted highly intimate research with a possible impact on life and death, Continue reading Why researchers need to be open