"Prosocial Values for Dietary Health Promotion in the Rural Black Church". Contesting Care: Communities and Values of Care Panel 2. Duke University’s Revaluing Care Network (RCN) and the University of Exeter’s Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health. June 30, 2021

Invited Talk

Few topics at present can be more pressing than care. Even before the current pandemic, a global care crisis had been identified by The International Labour Organization (ILO), which indicated that by 2030, the number of people needing care will reach 2.3 billion (Addati et al. 2018). Today, the majority of care practices are socially, culturally, economically and ecologically unsustainable, in large part because of a failure to ascribe sufficient value and recognition to the vast amounts of physical, emotional and intellectual labour required for the provision of care. This mounting crisis - its ecological and economic significance, and the widespread problems of precarity and hyper-exploitation - demands a fundamental reconsideration by researchers and policymakers. Contesting Care is an online event that responds to this situation. It brings together interdisciplinary scholars from Duke University’s Revaluing Care Network (RCN), the University of Exeter’s Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, and other interested academics and artists. It will host a varied and innovative range of interventions, from conventional presentation panels to films, artist talks and workshops, fostering dialogue between creative and critical engagements with care, and seeking to develop concepts and methodologies that can be taken forward to address the global crisis of care. The aim of the event is to identify new research questions and collaborations, while producing an initial range of outputs for those currently thinking about care in their research and practice.

Service Performed By

Date

  • June 30, 2021

Service or Event Name

  • Contesting Care: Communities and Values of Care Panel 2

Host Organization

  • Duke University’s Revaluing Care Network (RCN) and the University of Exeter’s Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health

Location or Venue

  • Webinar: Durham, NC