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CARE 2021 : 1st Global Interdisciplinary Conference

Lisbon, Portugal
Event Date: Mar 12, 2021 - Mar 13, 2021
Submission Deadline: Sep 04, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: Sep 18, 2020
Camera Ready Version Due : Jan 15, 2021

About

While the concept of care immediately triggers an association with the health and wellness sector, the idea of caring (or not caring) is much more than that. It is part of everyday life, informing how we treat ourselves, family, friends, strangers, animals, and the environment. Care can look like many things: from animal welfare organisations that span the globe to taking care of elderly populations, volunteering for youth organisations, coaching sports teams, planting a tree, raising children, teaching, defending the innocent, even standing in picket lines around abortion clinics - or defending those who need to walk past them - designing green architecture, donating clothing and time at refugee centres, and more. In fact, care underpins broad discourses of politics, law, ethics, health and media in contemporary society.
 
Today's world is seeing a rise in ideologies that seem opposed to the basic concept of care, and yet alongside these rhetorics we see instances, events, and entire movements dedicated to caring for others. Even the recent political uprisings in Lebanon and Turkey could be said to spring from a place of care; human rights and choices about basic lifestyles are certainly encapsulated by the concept of care, and they are at the core of such movements. Around the world, donations to charities of all kinds easily top $500 billion annually. And while cash can sometimes be an easy way to care, not requiring much more than a push of a button, our daily lives are filled with care in one form or another.

Call For Paper

The project organisers welcome proposals for presentations on any aspect of Care, including:
 
~ Ethics and ideologies of care
~ Health care systems: patients, staff and institutions
~ The care-giver/patient relationship
~ How to maintain care-giving resilience and coping potency
~ The relationship between care, empathy, and compassionate presence
~ Religious/spiritual perspectives on care
~ Historical and/or cross-cultural perspectives on care-giving practices
~ Physiological explanations of the impulse to care
~ Best practice for care-giving in particular professional contexts
~ Gender dynamics of care
~ Limits of care
~ Care in the workplace (rules and policies that express care for employees, care and collegiality, etc.)
~ Impact of technology on care
~ Economics of care (growth of care industries, recognition and remuneration of care given within the family structure, affordability of care)
~ Care and the law (good Samaritan laws, laws punishing neglect, etc.)
~ How social policy facilitates or restricts care-giving
~ Care in teaching and learning contexts
~ Care and the arts (expression of care through creative practice; use of the arts as part of care-giving; role of the arts in discouraging care)
~ Role of social media in directing/limiting care
~ Journalism as catalyst for care/apathy
~ Care for the self
~ Care for animals
~ Care for the environment
~ Intersections between care and activism
~ The relationship between care and culture

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