CARE & WORK

Care is an essential part of life; it grows people, nourishes people, and no one can live without it. It is the affective and material work that ensures we continue to exist – in the day to day as well as over generations. There is no society or indeed life without the care work of raising the young, caring for the elderly, maintaining homes, building and sustaining communities and the vast work of ecological care. Yet care, whist vital is often seen outside the economy, or not quite the economy. This area of research examines the subjugation of care and reproductive labour more broadly, as well as considering the hopeful futures that a decolonised form or care could bring.