Matters of Care

Matters of Care : Speculative Ethics in More than Human Worlds

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To care can feel good, or it can feel bad. It can do good, it can oppress. But what is care? A moral obligation? A burden? A joy? Is it only human? In Matters of Care, Mar\u00eda Puig de la Bellacasa presents a powerful challenge to conventional notions of care, exploring its significance as an ethical and political obligation for thinking in the more than human worlds of technoscience and naturecultures. Matters of Care contests the view that care is something only humans do, and argues for extending to non-humans the consideration of agencies and communities that make the living web of care by considering how care circulates in the natural world. The first of the book\u2019s two parts, \u201cKnowledge Politics,\u201d defines the motivations for expanding the ethico-political meanings of care, focusing on discussions in science and technology that engage with sociotechnical assemblages and objects as lively, politically charged \u201cthings.\u201d The second part, \u201cSpeculative Ethics in Antiecological Times,\u201d considers everyday ecologies of sustaining and perpetuating life for their potential to transform our entrenched relations to natural worlds as \u201cresources.\u201d From the ethics and politics of care to experiential research on care to feminist science and technology studies, Matters of Care is a singular contribution to an emerging interdisciplinary debate that expands agency beyond the human to ask how our understandings of care must shift if we broaden the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • Minnesota, United States
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 1517900654
  • 9781517900656
  • 105,817

Table of contents

Contents
Introduction: The Subtle Thought of Care
Part I. Knowledge Politics
1. Assembling Neglected "Things"
2. Thinking with Care
3. Touching Visions
Part II. Speculative Ethics in Antiecological Times
4. Alterbiopolitics
5. Soil Times: The Pace of Ecological Care
Coda
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Review quote

"Aesthetic analyses such as these would carry the potential to generate care within and for the entanglement of relations to which we all belong, a task that Puig de la Bellacasa's book accomplishes exceptionally well."-Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory

"Matters of Care provides us with a theory of transformative change that is not anchored in violence and bloodshed, but in the everyday occurrences of caring with and for. This is a revolutionary book!"-Hypatia Reviews

"Matters of Care offers a dive into an always-political ethics that is inspired by agricultural practices and the more-than-human beings wrapped up in them."-CENHS "Through its observations and appreciations of the worlds in which many forms of care happen, this bold and synthetic book makes two transforming contributions to contemporary theorizing as it subtly invites everyone to appreciate the centrality of posthuman thinking. Feminists and posthumanists can no longer speak past each other: here's why."-Joan C. Tronto, University of Minnesota
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About María Puig De La Bellacasa

Maria Puig de la Bellacasa is associate professor in science, technology, and organization at the University of Leicester School of Management.
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