Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Cross-Disciplinary Dialogues (Conference, British Academy London, 9-10 February 2017)

The words ‘vulnerability’ and ‘care’ are increasingly used to describe everything from economies to ecosystems, health to human rights. Vulnerability is a fundamental aspect of the human condition, giving rise to the need for care. Yet, we are not all vulnerable in the same way, nor are our vulnerabilities equally recognised. Moreover, whilst care can be a Read the full article…

Vulnerability: memories, bodies, sites (International Conference, Padua, 16th-17th May 2016)

Conference Organisers: Marilena Parlati (Padua), Rosario Arias (Malaga), Donata Bulotta (University of Calabria), Eleonora Federici (L’Orientale Naples) Federica La Manna (University of Calabria), Annalisa Oboe (Padua), Nicoletta Vallorani (Milan) We shall read through the terms ‘vulnerability’, ‘risk’, ‘wound’ and ‘trauma’ opening them up to an intensely interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary scrutiny. Italian, Anglophone, German/ophone, Hispanic literatures and cultures, Read the full article…

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability (CfP, Conference, Florida, Jan 28-9 2016)

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 28–29, 2016, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. Bodies are obviously the targets of one’s daily care in terms of personal hygiene, grooming, exercise, and proper nourishment. They are also Read the full article…

‘What does sociology need to contribute towards or against the wellbeing agenda?’: Sociology of Mental Health Study Group symposium (London, 10 June 2013)

  British Sociological Association Sociology of Mental Health Study Group symposium What does sociology need to contribute towards or against the wellbeing agenda? Monday, 10th June 2013, 11.30-4.30 pm BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, London  The purpose of this afternoon symposium is to provide a space for critical sociological discussion of the current UK government ‘wellbeing’ Read the full article…