Care ethics, originating from feminist theory, started off as a critical approach of what was (and is) perceived as a male oriented (neo)Kantian ethic, that relies on generalization of rules. Since then, care ethics has developed its own critical insights (into relationality etc.). Yet it has its weaknesses Continue reading The necessity of critique of the critique
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 Journal Ethics and Social Welfare calls for papers for a special issue on Ethical Conflicts in Social Work Practice: Challenges and Opportunities. Continue reading Social Work Practice
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
Political ethics, even strands professing to an expressive-collaborative model of morality, still assume that there is a common moral community with a set of shared default understandings, which are divested of public deliberation. Authors of the political difference between the political and apolitical politics propose a shift which puts the political struggle over whether there is a common community with common understandings center stage. Continue reading Political Repair in relation to Tronto’s political ethics of care
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