The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte keeps tellings us: what we do or don’t do in our care system is fully motivated by safety reasons from beginning to end: ‘It is better to be safe than sorry.’ Then again, is safety the only valid criterion left when discussing what care should look like in times of Corona? Haven’t we got anything better?Continue reading We should also discuss quality of life
At the conference of the Care Ethics Reserach Consortium (Portland, September 2018), Brunella Casalini, Associate Professor at the University of Florence, presented a paper: Care of the self and subjectivity in precarious neolilberal societies. Continue reading Adding precarity
Film director Ken Loach builds a strong case against the human cost of the gig-economy in his latest movie Sorry we missed you. It is also a thoroughly political film, about things we regard as ordinary, not seeing what is just in front of our eyes. It shows the essential vulnerability of human experience. The political nature of care ethics is paramount.Continue reading Reflections on ‘Sorry we missed you’
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).
The Critical Ethics of Care research network of the Dutch foundation Critical Ethics of Care reflects on whether care-ethical research should engage more with the theme of ‘class’.Continue reading The Theme of ‘class’ in care-ethical research
On September the 28th and 29th, in Portland (Oregon, USA), the Care Ethics Research Consortium (CERC) , initiated by Joan Tronto and Carlo Leget, organised its inaugural conference entitled –Care Ethics and Precarity– at the Portland State University. Continue reading Care Ethics and Precarity; a precarious notion