How was care represented in Ireland’s Oireachtas Special Committee on COVID-19 Response?
Hosted by: The ISS21 SHAPE Research Cluster and chaired by Dr Eluska Fernandez, cluster convenor.
Presenter: Dr Felicity Daly (Postdoctoral Researcher, CARE-VISIONS project, ISS21)
Drawing on the feminist ethics of care-inspired Trace methodology, this paper analyses governmental discourses about care in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It explores whether and how a rapid parliamentary investigation frames care as a value and practice; reveals interdependence of care givers and receivers; reflects on how ‘vulnerable’ identities were ascribed to older people, people with disabilities, and asylum seekers; and applies a feminist perspective to Ireland’s response to COVID-19.
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