PhD-candidate | Jetske Brouwer
Institution: University of Amsterdam, ASCA
Supervisors: prof. dr. Yolande Jansen and dr. Jana Cattien
Taking an interdisciplinary humanities perspective, this project works towards an ecofeminist, decolonial concept of care. Countering Modern imaginations of progress that have resulted in today’s climate change and massive extractivism, ecofeminists have proposed care as an alternative approach of ‘organising, living and worldmaking’. This project critically engages with ecofeminist conceptualisations of care, entering both decolonial and posthuman perspectives to the equation. Care is approached in different ways: it is explored for its methodological potential in the realm of (eco)feminist historiography; next, historical case studies of disruptive caring practices are traced; and finally, care is theorised as a democratic framework.