Radical care: a reading seminar

Type: Panel
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Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Proteus, Sheraton, 8th Floor
Organizers: Rosemary-Claire Collard, Jessica Dempsey, Geraldine Pratt
Chairs: Rosemary-Claire Collard


In this reading seminar session we are collectively building up a conceptualization of radical care, or the radical potential of care. How can care be conceived in relation to social reproduction but not as reproducing capitalism, where care reflects relations of support that produce different kinds of subjects among the carers?

The session is dedicated to open, seminar-style discussion of several texts (listed below) - like a one-time reading group. We hope that session attendees will join the conversation as full participants. To this end we encourage all attendees to read the required texts in advance.

Reading list:
Curcio, A and K Weeks. 2015. "Social Reproduction, Neoliberal Crisis, and the Problem with Work: A Conversation with Kathi Weeks." Viewpoint Magazine, October 31: https://www.viewpointmag.com/2015/10/31/social-reproduction-neoliberal-crisis-and-the-problem-with-work-a-conversation-with-kathi-weeks/

Hartmann, S. 2016. “The Belly of the World: A Note on Black Women’s Labor." Souls 18 (1): 166-173

Kuokkanen, R. 2011. "Indigenous Economies, Theories of Subsistence, and Women: Exploring the Social Economy Model for Indigenous Governance." American Indian Quarterly 35 (2): 215-240

Sharpe, C. 2016. "The Wake." In In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. Duke University Press, p 1-22.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Juliane Collard University of British Columbia 10
Panelist Carolyn Prouse University of Toronto 10
Discussant Jessica Dempsey University of Victoria 10
Panelist Emilie Cameron Carleton University 10
Panelist Kelsey Johnson 10
Panelist Geraldine Pratt University Of British Columbia 10
Panelist Sallie Marston University of Arizona 10
Panelist Nina Ebner University of British Columbia 10

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