The Ethics of Care as a Critique of the Ideal of the Successful Life: do individuals universally prioritize self-development? In this short book, Frans Vosman challenges this notion, highlighting a cultural group focused on survival. Vosman advocates using ‘form of life’ and ‘cultural class’ to research political ethics, challenging hegemonic ideals. Continue reading Surviving as a Form of Life
In his master’s thesis, Sylwin Gilles Cornielje has taken up care-ethicist Frans Vosman’s reflections on self-realisation as a class-bound normative ideal. Continue reading Care, Class and Singularistic Morality in Late Modernity
All the beauty and the bloodshed (2022) is a biographical film (biopic) about the photographer and activist Nan Goldin (US). In this film, the politically engaged director Laura Poitras shows the multilayered, traumatic, activistic and famous life of Goldin, now 69. The adage ‘The personal is the political’ characterizes both Poitras and Goldin, neither of whom ever hesitates to show the raw reality of existence as it is. Continue reading All the beauty and the bloodshed
Projeto Cuidado (the care project) is a project in a partnership between Brazil and Portugal. In this article the coordinators of this project (Tânia da Silva Pereira, Guilherme de Oliveira and Antônio Carlos Mathias Coltro) explain what the project aims at and share insights they developed with relation to care. Readers are invited to join the debate about care both within the ambit of law in relation to care and from a humanitarian and interdisciplinary perspective. Continue reading Debating care in Brasil and Portugal
In the video-interview, which is embedded in this article, we gladly introduce Sabrina Keinemans and her take on the specific relationship between her research- and educational activities and the politico-ethical aspects of the Social Work practice.
Keinemans is a Dutch lecturer in the field of social integration and chair of the Ethical Committee on Research at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Sittard (NL). Focussing on social inclusion, she is especially interested in the opportunities and limitations of social workers to contribute to the politico-ethical aspects of social work practice. Continue reading Social inclusion or cohesion, an atonal perspective
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 the concept of social inclusion resonate with their complex daily (care) needs? And how can we know how they experience and value social inclusion themselves?
The speakers on this conference will discuss how we can think about social inclusion with regard to the marginalized group of people with profound intellectual and/or multiple disabilities and will help us to verbalize social inclusion to better think, talk and practice social inclusion in research and practices of good care for people with profound intellectual and/or multiple disabilities.
Prof. Dr. Christine Bigby (Professor at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Director Living with Disability Research Centre)
Prof. Dr. Stacy Clifford Simplican (Senior lecturer at Vanderbilt University in Nashville)
Dr. Alice Schippers (Executive director Disability Studies the Netherlands, vice president IASSIDD, senior researcher VUmc in Amsterdam)
Prof. dr. Evelien Tonkens (Professor of Citizenship and Humanisation of the Public Sector at the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht)
Admission is free, but you need to sign up for this event, please click this link: which also gives you the details of the programme