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dc.contributor.editorBrowne, Victoria
dc.contributor.editorDANELY, Jason
dc.contributor.editorRosenow, Doerthe
dc.description.abstractVulnerability 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 security, whilst also exploring vulnerability as a shared, generative condition that makes caring possible. Ethnographic and narrative accounts of vulnerable life and caring relations in various geographical regions - including Japan, Uganda, Micronesia, Iraq, Mexico, the UK and the US - are interspersed with perspectives from philosophy, International Relations, social and cultural theory, and more, resulting in a compelling series of intellectual exchanges, creative frictions and provocative insights.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::L Law::LN Laws of specific jurisdictions and specific areas of law::LNT Social law and Medical law::LNTM Medical and healthcare law::LNTM1 Mental health lawen_US
dc.subject.otherhealth; politics
dc.titleVulnerability and the Politics of Care
dc.title.alternativeTransdisciplinary Dialogues
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 11 Watchful Waiting

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  • Baraitser, Lisa; Brook, William (2021)
    This paper opens up the relationship between vulnerability and the temporalities of care. It takes ‘care’ as not just a material practice that supports, manages and sustains vulnerable bodies, but as a temporal practice, ...