Recovering the Radical Potential of a Feminist Ethic of Care II: Research Praxis & ‘Caring With’

Type: Panel
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Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Napoleon A2, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
Organizers: Jennifer Porter, Amy Piedalue
Chairs: Amy Piedalue


This panel discussion session extends our examination of caring relationships, particularly in unequal political circumstances and across distances (social and locational). It seeks to generate a dialogue around Joan Tronto's “caring with” as a crucial component of a feminist ethic of care, which remains critically engaged with caring relations and labor whilst engaging care as a practice which trains for democratic engagement. In particular, we aim to consider the relevance of feminist care ethics and the political substance of relationships of caring within spaces where there is: (1) unequal access to resources (material and social); (2) social distance (the presence of otherness); and/or (3) an imbalance of caregiving and receiving. Extending from Tronto and Evelyn Nakano Glenn’s provocations to attend to how care (re)produces inequalities, this session will center research praxis to consider the potential for reassembling scholarly practices and spaces through a radical feminist ethic of care. This requires deeper engagement with the meanings and practices of ‘caring with’. Panelists in this session discuss their own research praxis and university engagements, considering the significance of ‘caring with’ and feminist care ethics for: locating geographies of healing in research on trauma, memory and embodied geo/politics and social movements; slow scholarship that fuels an intersectional justice agenda; challenging the neoliberalization of universities; re-thinking research practice with homeless women at the margins of the city, and marginality itself; the role of emotions and care in scholar activism with Indigenous youth; and in cultivating a collective responsibility for addressing and preventing gender-based violence.


Type Details Minutes
Discussant Amy Piedalue Australia India Institute 20
Panelist Rebecca Patterson-Markowitz University of Arizona - Geography & Development 16
Panelist Elisabetta Rosa 16
Panelist Karen Fisher 16
Panelist Lydia Wood San Diego State University 16

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