Please join us for a book talk by emeritus professor Bob Gottlieb on "Care-Center Politics from the home to the planet"
Event Date: Nov. 15, 2022
Please join us for a book talk by Emeritus Professor Robert Gottlieb on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
Date: November 15, 2022
Time: 1:30-2:55 PM
Location: Fowler 112
About the book:
Why a care economy and care-centered politics can influence and reorient such issues as health, the environment, climate, race, inequality, gender, and immigration. This agenda-setting book presents a framework for creating a more just and equitable care-centered world. Climate change, pandemic events, systemic racism, and deep inequalities have all underscored the centrality of care in our lives. Yet care work is, for the most part, undervalued and exploited. In this book, Robert Gottlieb examines how a care economy and care politics can influence and remake health, climate, and environmental policy, as well as the institutions and practices of daily life. He shows how, through this care-centered politics, we can build an ethics of care and a society of cooperation, sharing, and solidarity.
Arguing that care is a form of labor, Gottlieb expands the ways we think about home care, child care, elder care, and other care relationships. He links them to the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, immigration, and the militarization of daily life. He also provides perspective on the events of 2020 and 2021 (including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and movements calling attention to racism and inequality) as they relate to a care politics. Care, says Gottlieb, must be universal—whether healthcare for all, care for the earth, care at work, or care for the household, shared equally by men and women. Care-centered politics is about strategic and structural reforms that imply radical and revolutionary change. Gottlieb offers a practical, mindful, yet also utopian,
politics of daily life.
politics of daily life.
Robert Gottlieb is Professor Emeritus of Urban and Environmental Policy and the Founder and former Director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. He is the coauthor of Food Justice and Global Cities (both published by the MIT Press).
The book will be available for purchase at the Oxy Bookstore and at the event.
This event is organized by the Urban & Environmental Policy Department and co-sponsored by the departments of Politics and Religious Studies and generously funded by the Remsen Bird Fund.