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Victoria Browne, Jason Danely, and Doerthe Rosenow

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266830

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.001.0001

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Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

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(p.1) Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues
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(p.iii) Proceedings of the British Academy • 235
Author(s):

Victoria Browne

Jason Danely

Doerthe Rosenow

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.003.0001

This chapter introduces the linked concepts of vulnerability, politics and care, considering how all three have developed in distinctive ways within and across different disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and their complex relation to one another. Concentrating on philosophy, anthropology and international relations, we review the major theoretical contributions to the study of vulnerability and care that have emerged out of work on precarity, feminism, and the ethics of care. We then propose a transdisciplinary approach to vulnerability that places various concepts and methodologies in closer dialogue with each other. These dialogues form the basis of the four sections of the book, each of which is briefly described with reference to the chapters.

Keywords:   vulnerability, care, politics, introduction, philosophy, anthropology, international relations, precarity, ethics, feminism, transdisciplinary

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