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Caring Labour and the Academy

Erica Lagalisse When women discuss the private sphere in public, subversion resides in both the form and content of the action.  I wrote these words almost ten years ago now, in a piece called “Gossip as Direct Action” published by Pluto Press.  I was commenting on the social dynamics of anarchist activist collectives, based on […]

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Care-full engagements: researching recovery from alcohol and other drugs (AOD)

Lena Theodoropoulou In October 2016 I started conducting empirical research with people in recovery from AOD[1]. Through the oral and visual narratives of service-users engaging with two recovery services, one in Liverpool, UK and one in Athens, Greece, I followed the connections emerging between the two fieldsites. As part of my empirical research with the […]

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Which came first, community or care? Observations of informal care among the elderly

Taru Silvonen Communities are often depicted as sources of various social resources from social capital to social support and informal care. Yet, social resources do not grow out of nothing and require communal settings where they can prosper. This blog examines the provision of informal care among older citizens in a community centre in Mexico […]

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Thoughts on radical care in African feminist praxis

Jessica Horn looks to the African feminist collectives developing forms of care praxis, often in response to crisis.

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Radical Care as the Foundation for a Better World

Introduction to a collection of essays and articles edited by Dan Silver and Sarah Marie Hall. Illustration by Fran Murphy.

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