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Racial health inequalities in Brazil and the United States through history

4 April 2024

Health, disease and race interacted in a very particular way in the medical thinking of Brazil and the United States at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. Comparing the two cases can help us to better understand how the history of a racialized medical science was organized.

Nurturing Uncertainty: How Recuperation Retreats Foster Care Communities in Post-Meltdown Japan

4 April 2024

Recuperation retreats that have emerged following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan stand as a powerful example of how experimental practices of care foster transformative communities in the midst of enduring uncertainty.

The Home, School, and Street: Exploring the Everyday Geographies of Caregiving Youth

10 March 2024

Drawing on findings from a multi-year, mixed-method research project in collaboration with caregiving youth, young people under the age of 18 who take on caregiving responsibilities to support a parent, guardian, relative, or sibling who is chronically ill, disabled, or otherwise requiring care for medical reasons, we offer a critical examination of the ways young people’s everyday geographies of care in the home, the school, and the street, illustrate the importance of understanding ableism not only as oppression of the nonnormative body-mind, but also as the repression of the ability to give and receive care.  

Automatic Healthcare? 

20 April 2024

Regulations on “ethical” AI may fail to address larger concerns about the automation of care.

The New Pronatalism: Politics / Economics / Fertility / Care

4 April 2024

Restrictive policies around contraception and sexuality aim to increase the number of unplanned pregnancies, which will expand the near-term low-wage workforce of desperate parents.

Capital for the Kids 

4 April 2024

A quick look at small moves toward a guaranteed basic income for kids in the U.S. and Canada.

Demanding Care as a Human Right 

9 March 2024

Civil society weighs in on the Argentine government’s petition to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which will hear arguments in the case this week at the tribunal in San José, Costa Rica.

Resisting Gilead

9 March 2024

The New-York Historical Society hosts an all-star lineup to discuss histories and possible futures of care. 

Glass Walls and Finance Capital

18 February 2024

Alicia Girón’s open-access book Economía de la vida offers a comparative perspective on the ways that financialized capitalism has shaped the care economy.

Working Papers Seminars

Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024: Reconsidering Communities of Care

11 October 2023

The experiment of sharing research continues. One or two presenters share original unpublished papers beforehand and two respondents offer insights and reflections. Working papers seminars series are open to the general public upon signing up. The events in February, April, and May are sponsored by CLACS

Women’s Collectives / Colectivos femeninos, May 3, 12-2 pm ET

8 August 2023

Eighth Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Communities of Care featuring Natalia Hernandez Fajardo and Eva María Villanueva Gutiérrez , with commentaries by C. Cielo and Holly Worthen