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Dukelow, Fiona and Murphy, Mary P
CareVisions Researching Care Workshop
Postgrowth, care and social policy: making connections
University College Cork
Keynote Speaker
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In this talk we discuss the growing interest in degrowth/postgrowth thinking and its implications for social policy and, in particular, care. If care has been on the margins of social policy the same can be said for the role of care in postgrowth thinking. This talk seeks to make connections between them and does so by drawing on eco-feminist insights on care that connect care of people with care of the planet, and which fundamentally challenge the current logics of welfare capitalism. We look at how these connections offer resources for re-imagining the welfare-work-care nexus and ground the discussion by highlighting practical possibilities for re-imagining this nexus in the Irish social policy context.