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Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More than Human Worlds (Posthumanities Book 41)

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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, María 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 techn

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Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published March 21st 2017 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
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Mar 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Care is a broad subject, and not easy to pin down to one idea. María Puig de la Bellacasa approaches it from a study of ethics and philosophy. The first section sets out the possibilities for care across different types of human and more-than-human actors, including inorganic technologies. It is dense reading, and not easy to recommend for that reason, but it is also carefully written, with each word chosen for its accuracy and no term used lightly.

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Fresh perspectives on the gendered role of caregiving and a lovely chapter on soil, which surprised me on how much I enjoyed.
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