What are the implications of caring about the things we research? How does that affect how we research, who we research with and what we do with our results? Proposing what Tronto has called a ‘paradigm shift’ in research thinking, this book invites researchers across disciplines and fields of study to do research that thinks and acts with care.
The authors draw on their own and others’ experiences of researching, the troubles they encounter and the opportunities generated when research is approached as a caring practice. Care ethics provides a guide from starting out, designing and conducting projects, to thinking about research legacies. It offers a way in which research can help repair harms and promote justice.
Marian Barnes is Emeritus Professor at the University of Brighton, UK.
Tula Brannelly is Senior Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
Foreword ~ Joan C Tronto
Chapter 1. Research and Ethics of Care
Chapter 2. Caring, Knowing and Making a Difference
Chapter 3. Relational Research
Chapter 4. Stages of Research, Phases of Care
Introduction to Part Two
Chapter 5. Research as Praxis, Interweaving a Complex Web
Chapter 6. Doing Research Together, Maintaining and Sustaining Our Worlds
Chapter 7. Analysis, Legacy and Care
Chapter 8. Reflections on Researching with Care