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Who Cares? A Symposium on Care in Medical Anthropology

Who Cares? A Symposium on Care in Medical Anthropology
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11th May 2016 10:00 - 11th May 2016 16:00
S37, 7 George Square

Care has recently emerged as a key concept in medical anthropology. But why should we care about care? What does the term offer? What do we really know about care and caregivers? The theme of care runs through all our participants' work, but it means different things in different ethnographic settings.  In this symposium, EdCMA PhD candidates will further develop our understanding of care through conversations based on recent fieldwork. We will consider how other people are using the term, and how our own work might contribute to this ongoing discussion. The symposium will address the role of care in social relationships: how care shapes power and dependency; the extent and limits of care; the relationship between harm, violence, and care; and the question of care and morality.  Join us if you care!

10am-1pm: Research Presentations

Chrissie Wanner

Hannah Lesshafft

Bridget Bradley

Lilian Kennedy

Sandalia Genus

Discussant: Alice Street

2-4pm: EdCMA Care Roundtable

Speakers: Stefan Ecks, Lucy Lowe, Alex Nading, Koreen Reece, Alice Street

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