GSF 390S-01: Economies of Care

Spring 2020

Instructor: Jocelyn Olcott

This course will reconsider the question of the value of care labor from the perspective of the global South. By bringing together a diverse group of scholars working from different disciplines and locations, this course will explore ways that knowledge produced from the global South – where informal and subsistence labor occupy more economic space – offers possibilities for reimagining economies to place a higher value on care labors.

Working with Duke Learning Innovation, the course will include an online component that will allow students to connect with network members around the world to collaborate on new research and writing. The course will also form part of a new cocurricular program being developed between International Comparative Studies and Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies.

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