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Debating care in Brasil and Portugal

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

Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work

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

Conference on social inclusion

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.

Speakers:
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

 

Masterclass Neoliberalism in care: An impression

How to recognize the many faces of neoliberalism? That was the central question of the third masterclass of The Dutch foundation Critical Ethics of Care, which was entitled: ‘More self-reliance and less government? Neoliberalism in care, welfare and education’. Professionals representing a cross section of the care sector compiled an audience to four speakers, who each in-turn gave their perspective on the phenomenon of neoliberalism in care. Continue reading Masterclass Neoliberalism in care: An impression

From Women’s Struggles to Distorted Emancipation The interplay of care practices and global capitalism

In this article Zuzana Uhde (Czech Academy of Sciences) develops a critical analysis of transformations of the idea and practice of women’s emancipation in late-modern western society under the influence of globalizing advanced capitalism. It builds on analyses of feminist critical theory and critical globalization studies and argues that global capitalism initiates processes in which the practice of emancipation is distorted. Continue reading From Women’s Struggles to Distorted Emancipation The interplay of care practices and global capitalism