TOPIC 3: Intersections between poverty, care, embodied identity, and personal motivation
jean amaral, Open Knowledge Librarian and Associate Professor, BMCC
Cara O’Connor and Christine Farias
Tuesday, July 27 — 9am – 2pm
|9:00||—||10:00||Reflection and discussion about topic themes and readings|
|10:15||—||12:30||Pedagogy Workshop with jean amaral|
|1:00||—||2:00||Pedagogy Workshop with Farias and O’Connor|
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 workshops and a discussion about locating resources led by jean amaral and 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.