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Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Victoria Browne, Jason Danely, and Doerthe Rosenow

Abstract

Vulnerability is a fundamental aspect of existence, giving rise to the need for care in various forms. Yet we are not all vulnerable in the same way, and not all vulnerabilities are equally recognised or cared for. This transdisciplinary volume considers how vulnerability and care are shaped by relations of power within contemporary contexts of war, development, environmental degradation, sexual violence, aging populations and economic precarity. It proposes that care for vulnerable populations or individuals is inseparable from other political processes of recognition, welfare, healthcare and ... More

Keywords: vulnerability, care, politics, transdisciplinary, ethnography, narrative, international relations, philosophy, precarity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266830
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victoria Browne, editor
Senior Lecturer in Politics, Oxford Brookes University

Jason Danely, editor
Senior Lecturer in Anthropology of Japan, Oxford Brookes University

Doerthe Rosenow, editor
Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Oxford Brookes University

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Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Victoria Browne, Jason Danely, and Doerthe Rosenow

Part 1 Bodies, Resistance, Despair

Part 2 Ambiguity, Affect, Violence

Part 3 Narrative, Relationality, Disclosure

Response Tenuous Moorings

Yasmin Gunaratnam

Part 4 Dependence, Distribution, Waiting

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