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A recording of our event on the causes and consequences of the deepening care crisis and the possibilities for establishing a new politics of care, boldly reimagined.
COVID-19 has shone all too bright a light onto the problems that beset health and social care. Yet, even before the pandemic, it was clear our health and well-being was far from guaranteed. Years of neoliberal restructuring, austerity measures, the pursuit of profit as well as structural racism have created devastating vulnerabilities and entrenched profound inequalities in the access to care that go hand in hand with a systemic devaluation of the work of caring.
In Spring 2021, Boston Review co-hosted an event with Making Worlds Bookstore, Verso Books, and Common Notions Press to discuss the causes and consequences of the deepening care crisis and the possibilities for establishing a new politics of care and for building new infrastructures of care that are rooted in social solidarity and well-being for all. Panelists included Gregg Gonsalves and Amy Kapczynski, lead contributors to our Summer 2020 book The Politics of Care: From COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter.
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