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Duke on Gender - The Concept of Care

Duke on Gender Colloquium
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Friday, January 24, 2020
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11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Yolanda Y. Wilson and Jocelyn Olcott
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Duke on Gender

This panel debates the concept of care - the vast amount of laboring and affective labor - gendered and racialized - that exists (often simultaneously) in varying states of commodification and non-commodification and whose consistent performance is indispensable for survival. This care labor includes social and non-social practices, for example care for the environment and culture.

Presenter: Yolanda Y. Wilson
Department of Philosophy, Howard University and 2019-2020 National Humanities Center Fellow

Presenter: Jocelyn Olcott
Department of History, International Comparative Studies, and Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Duke University

Contact: Julie Wynmor