CFP Caring about Social Interconnection

2nd workshop of the ‘ReValuing Care: Perspectives from Gender, Sexuality and Law’
1 – 2 September 2013
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.
Following on from the Resourcing Care workshop at Keele University in September 2012, Caring about Social Interconnection will take forward conversations about care from theoretical, conceptual, and empirical perspectives.
We invite papers which critically analyse how care has been, and is being, theorised, imagined and practised across a range of contexts in light of the following questions:
* How can the normative asymmetry of ‘care’ and ‘dependency’ be revalued to support more productive and egalitarian forms of social interconnection?
* How do concepts of embodiment, feeling, touch and emotion interact with regulatory and governmental understandings of social interconnectedness?
* What new perspectives on care, connection and value can be brought to bear through thinking towards future times and spaces?
* How are academics, activist and advocates able to imagine caring spaces for social connection in the face of austerity measures, the contraction of welfare support and increases in governmental surveillance?
Please submit a title, abstract and bio with contact details to christine.beasley(a) and r.j.harding(a), by 22 February 2013.
Contributors will be notified of acceptance by end April 2013.
A small contribution to help offset the cost of attending the Adelaide workshop will be available to support a limited number of UK participants. To apply for support, please send a 2 page CV and a letter of application by email to revaluingcare(a) by 22 February 2013.
Your letter of application should detail: the amount of support required, any other sources of funding available, the importance of attendance at the Adelaide workshop for your research plans, and the contribution that your research will make to the ReValuing Care network. Applications for financial support must be accompanied by an abstract submission, and be received by 5:00pm GMT on 22 February 2013. Applications for funding will be assessed on the basis of fit with the workshop themes and ‘need’, especially with regard to access to other sources of financial support to attend.
Further information and a downloadable pdf of the workshop call can be found on the revaluing care website

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