Constructing Solidarities for a Humane UrbanismMain MenuWhat is this publication about?Publication ModulesThe Movements: Forging Transnational SolidaritiesDisplacement, Racism and Alienation in the Time of Late CapitalismSection IGetting Through CollectivesSection IIForging Radical CareSection IIIAcknowledgementsSpeaker BiographiesThis page contains biographies of speakers from the Constructing Solidarities for a Humane Urbanism symposium who appear in videos in this publication.Editorial TeamAbout this BookCitation and Copyright InformationFaranak Miraftabdee1a2b05e577d4126d3fbe6e514c7a2a789da58Ken Edgar Salo474c1fe2345b49f81d0fc1a403d986f631134469Efadul Huqdf371c6ceafa04287ef25b4c87a51165e3aaf53fAtyeh Ashtari1e6f8d296ef164ea5d37faaa756eadaf8374f84eDavid Aristizabal Urreabbb4a8304ac70c6e6b59b106ea0c2493f06b7caaPublished by Publishing Without Walls, Urbana, Ill., part of the Illinois Open Publishing Network,
“Radical Care as Transformative Solidarity”
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12018-04-03T16:17:00-05:00Erotic Cities9Module 3.2plain2019-01-02T12:01:44-06:00From the colonial era to the present transnational era, care work is central to urbanism. In the talk below, Faranak Miraftab points to how the labor of care work, which is usually the labor of women, has been systematically made invisible. Capitalism, sexism, and racism are structurally sustained through the erasure of social reproduction from our collective consciousness. The gendered care work around the globe is critical for globalization. At the same time, contemporary capitalist states deploy humanitarian notions of care to control and manage the political, social, and ecological crises generated through its daily processes. Humanitarian care is temporary, moves from crisis to crisis, creates a hierarchy of innocence, and ignores historical factors. To challenge contemporary inhumane urbanism, Miraftab argues, we need to make care visible as well as rethink the notion of care. Building on Audre Lorde’s work on eroticism and erotic society, Miraftab calls us to construct societies that allow deep sharing, feeling, and collective empowerment across scales. Radical care pays attention to history and does not create vertical hierarchy. How do we make care work visible and acknowledge the dignity of care work? In the readings, we will delve into the limitations of humanitarian care as well as reflect on how care work has been restructured across disparate geographies. We will also look at cases of transnational feminist organizing around care work.
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