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Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Victoria Browne, Jason Danely, and Doerthe Rosenow (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266830
eISBN:
9780191938160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Vulnerability is a fundamental aspect of existence, giving rise to the need for care in various forms. Yet we are not all vulnerable in the same way, and not all vulnerabilities are equally ... More


The Politics of Care: From Biomedical Transformation to Narrative Vulnerability

Jackie Leach Scully

in Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266830
eISBN:
9780191938160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The fact that illness creates vulnerability is taken for granted. In this chapter, however, I consider whether a biomedical intervention that ‘rescues’ a person from illness or disability necessarily ... More


Bullying: A Guide to Research, Intervention, and Prevention

Faye Mishna

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199795406
eISBN:
9780199949687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795406.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The phenomenon of bullying is highly complex. Bullying issues span individual to societal variables, including individual characteristics and vulnerability, peer and family relationships and ... More


 RATIONAL IMAGINING, RESPONSIBLE KNOWING

Lorraine Code

in Ecological Thinking: The Politics of Epistemic Location

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195159431
eISBN:
9780199786411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159438.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Although knowing other people often seems to offer better exemplars of the complexity of knowing than does knowing medium-sized physical objects, the scope and limits of such knowledge need to be ... More


 The Stakes of Feminism and the Feminist Postmodern

Bonnie Mann

in Women's Liberation and the Sublime: Feminism, Postmodernism, Environment

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187458
eISBN:
9780199786565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187458.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Judith Butler's early work in order to clarify some central stakes (or mis-takes) of feminist postmodernism. It begins by acknowledging and responding to her insistence that ... More


 Foundations for a Feminist Sublime

Bonnie Mann

in Women's Liberation and the Sublime: Feminism, Postmodernism, Environment

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187458
eISBN:
9780199786565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187458.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter takes up the notion of vulnerability in the face of alterity that is the foundation for Freeman's “feminine sublime.” It traces similar notions in Butler's book of post-9/11 essays, ... More


Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Victoria Browne, Jason Danely, and Doerthe Rosenow

in Proceedings of the British Academy • 235: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266830
eISBN:
9780191938160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the linked concepts of vulnerability, politics and care, considering how all three have developed in distinctive ways within and across different disciplines in the humanities ... More


Bodies that Still Matter

Judith Butler

in Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266830
eISBN:
9780191938160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter starts with an obvious presupposition: no body can sustain itself on its own. The body is not a self-subsisting kind of being; it is, rather, given over to others in order to persist. ... More


Decolonial Feminism and Global Politics: Border Thinking and Vulnerability as a Knowing Otherwise

Rosalba Icaza

in Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266830
eISBN:
9780191938160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Decolonial thinking has introduced border thinking as an epistemological position that contributes to a shift in the forms of knowing in which the world is thought from the concrete incarnated ... More


Meteorological Moods and Atmospheric Attunements

C. Jason Throop

in Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266830
eISBN:
9780191938160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines local mooded responses to two devastating typhoons – Typhoon Sudal (2004) and Super Typhoon Maysak (2015) – both of which hit the island of Yap (Federated States of Micronesia) ... More


The Problems and Potentials of Vulnerability

Erinn Gilson

in Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266830
eISBN:
9780191938160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The discourse on vulnerability has been beset by criticism. This chapter argues that the account of vulnerability best suited to address these problems is one that places the ambiguities of the ... More


Vulnerable Civilians: Coalition Checkpoints and the Perception of Hostile Intent

Thomas Gregory

in Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266830
eISBN:
9780191938160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines civilian casualties at coalition checkpoints in Afghanistan and Iraq, focusing on the decision to use lethal force against individuals considered to be hostile. Drawing on the ... More


Revealed in the Wound: Medical Care and the Ecologies of War in Post-Occupation Iraq

Omar Dewachi

in Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266830
eISBN:
9780191938160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Decades of war and western interventions in Iraq have produced toxic legacies of wounding and affliction that have redefined geographies and everyday experiences of vulnerability and care. Building ... More


‘It Rips You to Bits!’: Woundedness and Compassion in Carers’ Narratives

Jason Danely

in Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266830
eISBN:
9780191938160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

To be vulnerable is not only to be open and exposed to the world, but in some sense to be wounded by it. As Arthur Frank (1995) observed, these wounds won through adversity call out for stories. For ... More


Disclosing an Experience of Sexual Assault: Ethics and the Role of the Confidant

Ann J. Cahill

in Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266830
eISBN:
9780191938160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the ethical dimensions of a fraught and promising moment: the moment when a survivor of sexual assault discloses their experience to a trusted person (a confidant). I argue that ... More


Vulnerability as Relational: Cash and Care for Elderly Ik in Uganda

Lotte Meinert

in Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266830
eISBN:
9780191938160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Based on fieldwork among the elderly in the Ik community in Northern Uganda, this chapter argues that the two apparently opposite concepts of vulnerability and human security are closely related in ... More


Watchful Waiting: Temporalities of Crisis and Care in the UK National Health Service

Lisa Baraitser and William Brook

in Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266830
eISBN:
9780191938160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This paper opens up the relationship between vulnerability and the temporalities of care. It takes ‘care’ as not just a material practice that supports, manages and sustains vulnerable bodies, but as ... More


Redemption as Transforming Love

Gerald SJ O'Collins

in Jesus Our Redeemer: A Christian Approach to Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199203130
eISBN:
9780191707742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203130.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The self‐giving love of God deployed in the redemptive events creatively brings about a new and lasting mode of existence. The powerful and ‘performative’ language of Jesus transformed people. Then ... More


Metaphors and Systemic Change

Tim O’Riordan, Tim Lenton, and Ian Christie

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Tipping points are metaphors of sudden change, of fear, of falling, of foreboding, and of failure. Tipping points are thresholds of tolerance, of bifurcation, and of transformation which are built ... More


Vulnerability, Children, and the Law

Jonathan Herring

in Law and Childhood Studies: Current Legal Issues Volume 14

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652501
eISBN:
9780191739217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Vulnerability is commonly cited as a reason why children should not receive rights, or at least not the same rights as adults. We are told that if the law were to give children the same rights as ... More


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