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” Continue reading Blurring Boundaries: Rethinking Gender and Care Augsburg Germany
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Stephan Posner resists the ongoing downgrading of care as a ‘product’, a burden or a debit entry. Instead of this view giving and receiving care can be seen as an essential human condition.
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Review of Jessica Benjamin: Beyond Doer and Done To – Recognition Theory, Intersubjectivity and the Third Routledge, London, New York, 2018. Continue reading Against Neoliberalism’s final terms: ‘Only one can live’ – Jessica Benjamin in Trump times
One morning, as I enter the closed ward for people with dementia, I come across an intensely frightened and distressed Clara. Sobbing and searching she wanders down the corridor. Almost instinctively, I take her in my arms, and she calms down.
During my studies to become a spiritual counsellor, emphasis was placed on learning conversation skills. Little attention was paid to the bodily aspects of this work, whereas, in my opinion, physical proximity in the care relationship is very important. Continue reading Physical touch in caring
This review of The discovery of quality. Theory and practice of relational caring, the latest book of professor Andries Baart, appeared in the December issue of Optentia News Letter (North West University South Africa). Continue reading In search of quality
‘Why care’ was the title of a symposium organised by ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry (July 2018) and Lisa Baraitser, author of Enduring time (published November 2017), was one of the academics who presented her thinking. Lisa Baraitser is professor of Psychosocial Theory in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London Continue reading The permanence of non-sovereignty in our relations with others