The Politics of Care

Jenni Tischer
Arts and Society, Art and Knowledge Transfer
2020W, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03409

Description

As a result of the arrangements introduced to tackle Covid-19, some of us are or have been experiencing social distancing, distance learning, separation and isolation in a number of environments. At a time of drastic restrictions to individual freedom of movement in public spaces, the widely differing possibilites to deal with this exceptional situation are becoming especially clear.  

On a fundamental level it demonstrates which work our societies rely on and how we have structured society to systematically disadvantage some while advantaging others. We are all dependent on the so-called system-relevant work and on care work in general: every single body and its environment needs to be nurtured, groomed, cleaned, fed, loved, held, attended to, healed, regenerated. 

In the class we will investigate in what care means or involves. Joan Tronto (Professor for Political Science), has a more generic definition of care including everything that we do to mantain, continue and repair our world, so that we can live in it as well as possible. That world includes our bodies, our selves, and our environment, „all of which we seek to interweave in a complex, life-sustaining web“. (Tronto 1993) María Puig de la Bellacasa explores in her book „Matters of Care. Speculative Ethics in More than Human Worlds“ the significance of care as an ethical and political obligation for thinking in the more than human worlds of technosience and naturecultures. 

Examination Modalities

- required readings

- presentations

Dates

14 October 2020, 10:15–11:45
21 October 2020, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
28 October 2020, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
04 November 2020, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
11 November 2020, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
18 November 2020, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
25 November 2020, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
02 December 2020, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
09 December 2020, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 25
16 December 2020, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
13 January 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
20 January 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
27 January 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

co-registration: possible

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