Canada’s “Citizens in Waiting” 

21 October 2023

Canada’s vaunted path to citizenship for care workers is seriously flawed. 

Injustice in Temporary Migrant Care Worker Programs

21 October 2023

Employment law’s limited view of the migrant care worker merely as an employee defies Immigration law’s acknowledgement of the social need of care workers. By characterizing migrant care workers as isolated employees, Temporary Foreign Worker Programs dissociate care workers from their own social relationships.

Claudia and Care 

12 October 2023

Hearty applause for the honor paid to this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics should be combined with a critical look at her work.

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 One or two presenters share original unpublished papers beforehand and two respondents offer insights and reflections.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

The Uncaring Rewards of Paid Care

11 October 2023

Field research conducted in Teeside in northeast England highlights the links between precarity and low pay for workers providing long-term care.

I Carry the City on My Back

9 October 2023

The Wu-Tang Clan story reflects the ethos of black abundance, which is based on the principle of sharing resources. However, it also sheds light on the overwhelmingly male world of street drug dealing. Chapter 3, titled “I Carry the City on My Back,” from the forthcoming book manuscript “That’s My Heart: Queering Intimacy in Hip-Hop Culture,” delves into the ambivalences of hip-hop culture and masculinity

Caring Masculinities and Football Brotherhood

9 October 2023

In her forthcoming book, Tracie Canada describes the various relationships Black college football players cultivate during and beyond their years in college. This is done as a response to the exploitative, violent, and anti-Black structures they tackle, especially the college football system. In the chapter on which this post is based, Canada addresses Black players as brothers to one another, as they express a form of care that values the person over the player, reflects shared practices, and attends to the importance of racialized experiences

Caregiving Skills for the Planet

20 September 2023

Reflections on why we need to consider social and ecological caregiving together.

How a Dashboard on the Care Economy Came to Be

18 September 2023

The Care Board will provide a dashboard of comprehensive statistics on the U.S. care economy built from the vantage point of caregivers.

Can Child Care Legislation Increase Women’s Participation in the Paid Labor Force?

This comparative global analysis links to a paper with impressive empirical details and answers “Yes.”

Precarity and Care

3 September 2023

Far from opposites, care and precarity are deeply entwined both etymologically and historically. Now, the increasing precarity created by current labor markets fosters a higher demand for care.

Carework Network Summit in Costa Rica

3 September 2023

For the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown, the Carework Network convened an in-person summit — this time with a fully bilingual gathering of academics, activists, and policymakers in San José, Costa Rica.