The care work of life apportionment

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My friend and colleague Nicolas B, who is a slick ethnographer working in northern Mongolia, recently invited me to give a talk at the Centre for Society, Technology and Development at McGill University.

The talk represents a paper I recently wrote for Inner Asia journal, challenging simplistic conceptions of care. I hope to explore care further in future, and was thankful for the discussion session that followed.

In my view, care in the Eastern Saian Mountains can mean to give or to take life. For those interested in discussing what care can mean, I am posting the video of the talk here. For you, what does it mean to care?

Categorized as Research

By alexoehler

I am an environmental anthropologist at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.