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Vulnerability and the Politics of CareTransdisciplinary Dialogues$
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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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Tenuous Moorings

Tenuous Moorings

(p.203) Response Tenuous Moorings
Vulnerability and the Politics of Care

Yasmin Gunaratnam

British Academy

A hand, a brush, its inclinations –

involved in an anchoring of sign to thing

so artful that we, like the Jesuits, might forget

words’ tenuous moorings

(Howe 2015: 39)

ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION. ADULT children caring for parents. The moment of disclosure of sexual assault. From these different landscapes of care we learn how vulnerability hurts, undoes, changes, and shakes up a person’s place in the world. We are also invited to imagine how it can remake us anew: ‘Vulnerability is not only the openness to harm or injury, but a necessary condition of world-making and subject-making’, Ann Cahill writes....

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