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Care Symposium 11 May 2016

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 presenters' work, but it means different things in different ethnographic settings.

In this symposium we 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!

10.00 - 13.00:  Presentations on care by current PhD candidates (Bridget Bradley, Sandalia Genus, Lilian Kennedy, Hannah Lesshafft and Chrissie Wanner).  Discussant: Alice Street
14.00 - 16.00:  Roundtable discussion with members of the EdCMA (Stefan Ecks, Lucy Lowe, Alex Nading, Koreen Reece and Alice Street)

Room S.37, 2nd floor, Psychology Building, 7 George Square


Edinburgh Students