The Carework Network is organizing a 2nd three-day conference to bring together carework researchers from across disciplines and across the globe.
The Carework Network is an international organization of scholars and advocates who focus on the caring work of individuals, families, communities, paid caregivers, social service agencies and state bureaucracies. Care needs are shifting globally with changing demographics, disability movements, and climate change driven environmental crises. Our mission is to address critical issues related to carework, such as how identities influence carework; how inequality structures carework; how caring work is recognized and compensated; how state policies influence the distribution of care; working conditions of care; and whether and to what extent citizens have a right to receive, and a right to provide, care. Scholars and advocates working on issues related to elder care, child care, health care, social work, education, political theory of care, social reproduction, work/family, disability studies, careworker health and safety, and related issues are encouraged to submit proposals.
The first Global Carework Summit was held in 2017
The Carework Network welcomes submissions from all academic disciplines, advocacy and non-profit organizations, and public and private sector organizations. We also encourage participation by undergraduate and graduate students. We invite proposals for papers, fully-constituted panels, or workshops.
In addition to the conference, we will also be publishing a special issue of the International Journal of Care and Caring that will feature papers and other content delivered at the conference. See the call for papers for the special issue below.
Authors and organizers should submit a proposal of their paper, panel, or workshop by email to: email@example.com (by e-mail only) no later than December 1, 2018.
Decisions regarding acceptances should be made by January 31, 2019
The changing character of carework: New risks and responses
The world in the early 21st century is one characterized by rapid change, increasing risk (Beck 1992) and growing inequality and insecurity for many (Milanovic 2016). This special issue will analyze both formal and informal carework in the context of the political, social, and economic changes and displacements that have produced the insecurities and risks that mark this period of late modernity.
We are focusing on four streams within the special issue, all related to our broader topic.
2. Technology and carework
3. Immigration and carework
4. The changing family and carework
When submitting your abstract for the Global Summit, please indicate in your email if you would like your paper to be considered for the special issue of the International Journal of Care and Caring. We will be inviting authors to submit a full paper for consideration in the special issue based on abstracts submitted to the Global Summit. Invitations should be made by January 31, 2019. Full papers will be due at the time of the conference.
Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Questions about the Global Summit may be directed by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.