TOPIC 3: Intersections between poverty, care, embodied identity, and personal motivation
Guests on Friday, July 23
Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas, Frederick Clifford Ford Professor of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration and Professor of American Studies and Anthropology, Yale University, CT
Katharine Wolfe, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, St. Lawrence University, NY
Jennifer Morton, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: Cara O’Connor
Schedule (in outline)
Friday, July 23– 9am – 2pm
|9:00||—||9:10||Greetings and check-in with Faculty Fellows|
|9:10||—||10:10||Presentation by Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas|
|10:20||—||11:20||Presentation by Katharine Wolfe|
|11:30||—||12:30||Presentation by Jennifer Morton|
|1:00||—||2:00||Round table discussion with all participants|
The focus of the day will be exploring identity and types of embodiment and their implications for how we think about poverty, care, and aspiration. On Friday Ramos-Zayas, Wolfe, and Morton will bring their expertise to different facets of this topic. On Tuesday we will have a pedagogy workshop led by Institute co-directors O’Connor & Farias.
- What does it mean to “embody” poverty and deprivation, on the one hand, or well-being on the other?
- What do looks, acts, gestures, and accents have to do with perceptions of who is poor and what “kind” of poor person they are? (deserving or undeserving; safe or dangerous)
- Why is dependency treated as the exception rather than the norm?
- What are the potential costs of upward mobility?
- How do first person-narratives push back against objectification of poor bodies?
- How do representations of poverty affect the way people see themselves?
- What does addressing poverty tell us about ethics of care and what does ethics care tell us about addressing poverty?
Topic 3 – Required Readings and Resources
Required readings will be available on our website and @ the “Required Readings Folder.”
Topic 3 – Additional Readings and Resources Folder
> Click the above link to go to the Institute Folder for Additional Readings and navigate to Topic 3 for an evolving list of readings and resources.