Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Cross-Disciplinary Dialogues

Thu 9 - Fri 10 Feb 2017, 09:30 - 17:00

British Academy

Dr Doerthe Rosenow, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Victoria Browne, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Jason Danely, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Tina Managhan, Oxford Brookes University

The words ‘vulnerability’ and ‘care’ are increasingly used to describe everything from economies to ecosystems, health to human rights.  Vulnerability is a fundamental aspect of the human condition, giving rise to the need for care.  Yet, we are not all vulnerable in the same way, nor are our vulnerabilities equally recognised.  Moreover, whilst care can be a practice that sustains life, caring relations are not always benign.  This conference will consider the variable meanings and manifestations of ‘vulnerability’ and ‘care’ and their complex relationship, from a range of academic disciplines, as well as the political and ethical implications of these.

This event is fully booked.

Speakers include:
Professor Pamela Anderson, University of Oxford 
Dr Lisa Baraitser, Birkbeck, University of London
Professor Judith Butler FBA, University of California, Berkeley
Professor Ann J. Cahill, Elon University
Professor Beverley Clack, Oxford Brookes University
Professor Omar Dewachi, American University of Beirut
Dr Simin Fadaee, University of Sheffield
Professor Erinn Cunniff Gilson, University of North Florida
Dr Thomas Gregory, University of Auckland
Professor Jackie Leach Scully, Newcastle University
Professor Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths, University of London
Professor Lotte Meinert, Aarhus University
Dr Elizabeth Mills, University of Sussex
Dr Lara Montesinos Coleman
DrTiffany Page, Goldsmiths, University of London
Dr Véronique Pin-Fat, The University of Manchester
Professor Jason Throop, University of California
Dr Verina Wild, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Image credit:
Chipped, Cracked and Broken, from In-Kind (2014)
© Sarah Cole

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