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Ethics of care across professional and everyday positionalities: the (un)expected impacts of participatory video with young female carers in Slovakia

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posted on 17.04.2015, 13:39 by Matej Blazek, Fiona M. Smith, Miroslava Lemesova, Petra Hricova
The paper offers a critical intervention into the debates on research impact, theorising the potential of underpinning research agendas by ethics of care. We explore how a range of vectors of care, both intimate and distant, emerged in collaborative activities between researchers based in the UK and community youth workers and teenage female carers in Slovakia, leading to a series of (un)expected outcomes. We argue that while all research impacts cannot be planned in advance, an ethics of care embedded in relationships within and beyond research settings may form conditions in which outcomes exceeding the initial expectations can be anticipated. To achieve this, we argue for questioning the distinctions between academic and non-academic collaborators, legitimising diverse forms of knowledge, action and impact in institutional policies, and for conceiving research projects from the beginning as "more-than-research" avenues.

Funding

This paper was developed with the support of the ESRC Small Knowledge Exchange Project (RES-192-22-0060).

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

Geoforum

Volume

61

Pages

45 - 55

Citation

BLAZEK, M. ... et al., 2015. Ethics of care across professional and everyday positionalities: the (un)expected impacts of participatory video with young female carers in Slovakia. Geoforum, 61, pp.45-55.

Publisher

© The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

ISSN

0016-7185

Other identifier

S0016718515000536

Language

en