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Global Carework Summit

A conference bringing together carework researchers from across disciplines and across the globe.

THIRD BIENNIAL GLOBAL CAREWORK SUMMIT

Social (Re)organization of Care: Connecting the Global North and South
Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

We hope everyone’s keeping well and safe. Due to the unprecedented circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Carework Network will postpone the third biennial Global Carework Summit for one year, until June of 2022. We are working closely with Juliana Martínez Franzoni at Universidad de Costa Rica. We are hopeful that this additional time will enable us to better understand the issues surrounding COVID-19 and, in particular, health, travel, and funding considerations for this conference. We will keep everyone updated with developments between now and then.

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.