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January 2019

A bit of Japan in Osnabrück

January 4 @ 18:00 - 20:00
the university guest house, Lürmannstrasse 33
Osnabrück, Germany
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Kari Tsushima (Kyoto,Japan) will present: A Precarity of Need Interpretation for Dependency Workers in Japan. Her presentation includes ‘Dependency Work and Transparent Self’ by Eva Feder Kittay; the Payment Gap between workers and volunteers; and the Japanese Welfare Reform in 1990s. She will address these topics through Need interpretation by Nancy Fraser, the five care phases by Joan Tronto and Precarity by Judith Butler. More informatiom can be obtained from Mrs Jorma Heier (see below for contact details).

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PhD workshop by Joan Tronto – Care in Neoliberal, Nordic welfare states

January 9
Roskilde University, Universitetsvej 1 Building 25.1
Roskilde, 4000 Denmark
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The Nordic welfare states are usually assigned the status of gender equal states, where full time paid work can be combined with motherhood (and daughterhood). This has been based upon large parts of care as a responsibility of the state and professionalization of care for pre-school children, sick and elderly. However, decades of neo-liberalism in terms of marketization, self-responsibilizing and increasing reliance on volunteering have had effects upon welfare professionals and those traditionally considered vulnerable. Tronto will address how care…

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Enactivism and care ethics

January 9 @ 17:00 - 20:00
Westerberg Campus, Barbarastraße 22c, building No. 93, room 93/E31
Osnabrück, Germany
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Early January an interesting presentation will be organised in Osnabrück, Germany: Enactivism and care ethics - Foregrounding the relational domain, by Petr Urban (Prag, Czech) See also an interview with Petr Urban here

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February 2019

European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Edinburgh 2019

February 13 - February 15
£225 – £325

The Centre for Creative Relational Inquiry (CCRI) fosters qualitative research that is situated, positioned, context-sensitive, personal, experience-near, and embodied; research that embraces the performative and the aesthetic; research that engages with the political, the social, and the ethical; research that problematizes agency, autonomy, and representation; research that cherishes its relationship with theory, creating concepts as it goes; research that is dialogical and collaborative; and research that is explicit and curious about the inquiry process itself.

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March 2019

Blurring Boundaries: Rethinking Gender and Care Augsburg Germany

March 13 - March 15
Universität Augsburg, Universitätsstr. 2
Augsburg, Bayern 86159 Germany
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Blurring Boundaries – Rethinking Gender and Care is the international closing conference of the interdisciplinary Bavarian Research Association ForGenderCare „Gender and Care. Dynamics of care in the context of institutions, practices, technology, and media in Bavaria" Please download the conference timetable and program here Please register by emailing to conference@forgendercare.de no later than January 20th, 2019. Please note that there is no conference fee. The conference dinner, however, will need to be paid for individually. Please keep checking this site…

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May 2019

Conference on social inclusion

May 17
University of Humanistic Studies, Kromme Nieuwegracht 29
Utrecht, Utrecht 3512 HD Netherlands
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Free

How to envision social inclusion with regard to people with profound intellectual and/or multiple disabilities? Social inclusion has been a core policy goal for the emancipation of people with disabilities since the early sixties. With the Dutch ratification of the UN Convention in 2016 it gained further prominence on the political agenda. However, it is unclear what social inclusion should entail for people with profound intellectual and/or multiple disabilities, who often live in sheltered living institutions. To what extent does…

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