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
This book, a collection of articles on critical ethics of care and social work, is worthwhile reading for all who wish a better understanding of social work and its political importance. This political importance is unveiled by investigating social work practices from a ethics of care perspective, thus also showing the political nature of a critical ethics of care. Continue reading Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work
An interview with Klaartje Klaver about her PhD thesis Dynamics of Attentiveness (2016) Continue reading Attentiveness is complex and political
Conference November 23-24, Prague
Keynote speaker at this conference is Joan Tronto (University of Minnesota, USA).
The aim of the conference is to elaborate on Tronto’s invitation to rethink the very substance of democracy from the care perspective. Continue reading Caring democracy: Current Topics in the Political Theory of Care
An international meeting of care ethicists and political theorists was for the first time organized in Eastern-Central Europe. It was held under the title Caring Democracy: Current Topics in the Political Theory of Care in Prague Continue reading Caring Democracy: Current Topics
Is caring indeed establishing the very possibility to live together in a humane way? As care ethics has reflected on the presuppositions of a caring democracy it often has confronted neoliberalism, with its emphasis on the market instead of the state, as the hindrance par excellence to a caring well ordered society (e.g. Tronto,Barnes; in a different way Brugère). Continue reading Biebricher on neoliberalism