Caregiving and Carework: Theory and Practice

Date : May 5-7, 2006

Date : York University

Friday, May 5, 2006

8:00 – 9:00am REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

9:00–11:15 GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON CAREWORK
SESSION A1

(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Willa Lichun Liu

State Policy Shift and Its Influences on Childcare in a Chinese Village Context
Lingqin Feng (OISE/University of Toronto)

Lifelong Learning and Carework: Chinese Immigrants’ Perspective
Willa Lichun Liu (OISE/ University of Toronto)

11:15-11:30 BREAK

11:30-1:00 CARE ISSUES FOR RAISING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
SESSION B1:
(SENIOR COMMON ROOM 140 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Elaine Jones

Up Against the World: Family Struggles to Care for Children with Disabilities
Ellen Scott (University of Oregon)

Demanding Respite Care: A Strategy for Caregivers and Families
Miriam Edelson (Social Activist & Educator)

The Experiences of Mothers of Children with Long-Term Disabilities: Social Reality Versus Family Law
Elaine Jones (University of New Brunswick)

THEORIZING MATERNAL SUBJECTIVITIES
SESSION B2:

(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Sharon Wexler

The Complexities of Maternal Subjectivity with Abusive Ex-Partners
Sharon Wexler (Laval University)

Unpaid Work, Ambivalence and the Public-Private Divide
Marty Grace (Victoria University, Melbourne)

Carework and Caregiving: Foster-Adoptive-Birth Mothers: All Mothers!
Carla Clark (McMaster University)

Re-Writing Care-giving: From the Devalued towards Developed Subject Positions
Justyna Sempruch (Queen’s University)

1:00 – 2:00 LUNCH (on your own)
2:00 – 3:30 CARE AS A POLITICAL AND ETHICAL PRACTICE
SESSION C1

(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Mary Leahy

Imagining Osmosis: Fluid Female Embodiment and the Potential for Empathy
Leeat Granek (York University)

Transgressive Caregiving
Laura T. Kessler (University of Utah)

The Ethics of Care in Early Modern England
Patricia Simmons (University of Toronto)

Place of Possibility: The Mothering Father in Canadian Fiction
Sandra Sabatini (University of Guelph)

3:30-3:45 BREAK

3:45-5:15 CARING FOR MOTHERS AND FATHERS
SESSION D1

(SENIOR COMMON ROOM 140 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Pam J. McKenzie

Caring Work and Information Work in the Midwife-Client Relationship
Pamela J. McKenzie (University of Western Ontario)

Grief Work as Negotiated Labour: Caring for Bereaved Mothers
Deborah Davidson (York University)

Professionals, Carers or Strangers: ‘Place,’ ‘Space,’ and Liminality in
Paid Postnatal Home Care
Maria Zadoroznyj (Flinders University of South Australia)

Losing a Life: A Daughter’s Memoir of Caregiving
ancy Gerber (Rutgers-Newark)

CAREWORK: CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES
SESSION D2

(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Linn Baran

Mothering in the Middle and Self Care: Just One More Thing To Do
Debra Langan (York University)

The Effects of Human Capital, Cultural Capital and Lifelong Learning in the Transition to School of the Black and Latina Mature Students
Liana Voia (University of Toronto)

Women’s Provisioning in Marginalized Communities: “It Takes a Day Care Centre to ‘Raise’ a Village”
Elaine Porter (Laurentian University)

The Role of the Natural Impulse to Care, and of Mothering Ideology, in the Persistance of a System that Privatizes Care as Women’s Personal Responsibility
Hester Vair (University of New Brunswick)

5:15 – 7:30 DINNER (on your own)

7:30 – 9:00 KEYNOTE PANEL 1
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Andrea O’Reilly

Valuing Unpaid Child Care: Results from the 2003 American Time Use Survey
Nancy Folbre, (University of Massachusetts) author of Family Time: The Social Organization of Care , The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values , and Who Cares for the Children

The High Price of Private Virtue: Mothers and Public Care
Joan C. Tronto, (Hunter College) author of Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care

Beyond Autonomy and Paternalism: The Caring Transparent Self
Eva Feder Kittay, (SUNY, Stonybrook) author of Love’s Labor, editor of The Subject of Care: Feminist Perspectives on Dependency

Saturday, May 6, 2006

8:00 – 9:00 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

9:00 –11:00 CARE AND MOTHERING
SESSION E1

(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Jessica B. Burstrem

Caregiving after Childbirth by Persevering through Postpartum Fatigue
Jennifer Runquist (University of Wisconsin, beginning June 2006)

Caring for the Celtic Cubs: Constructions of Motherhood in Contemporary Irish Childcare Discourses
Dr. Máire Leane (University College, Cork, Ireland)

Caregiving and Evolutionary Ethics: The Guardians Who Undergird Culture
Brenda Clews (Writer, Poet, Artist)

Strange Uterus or Rosary Meditations for a Childless Mother
Jo Scott-Coe (University of California Riverside)

CAREWORK IN LITERARY WORKS AND FILM
SESSION E2

(SENIOR COMMON ROOM 140 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Jillmarie Murphy

Monstrous Kinships: Obsession, Mothering, and Childhood Psychotraumatology in the Novel
Jillmarie Murphy (Schenectady County Community College)

Motherhood: The Forgotten Trauma
Angela Francis (CUNY)

11:00 –11:15 BREAK

11:15 – 1:15 FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES ON CAREWORK
SESSION F1
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Pamela Aronson

The Many (Unacknowledged) Benefits of $7/ Day Daycare
Patrizia Albanese (Ryerson University)

The Green Ceiling: an Ecofeminist Analysis of the Professionalization of Environmental Caring
Marilyn MacDonald (Simon Fraser University)

Conceptualizing Carework: Social Justice and the Career Context
Judy MacDonnell (University of Toronto)

Carework During a Time of War
Pamela Aronson (University of Michigan-Dearborn)

CAREWORK CREATIVE WORK
SESSION F3

**this session includes a 30 minute interactive workshop session**
(SCREENING ROOM, 001 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Brenda Clews

“Unmeasured Time” and other selected poems, by Geraldine Cannon
Geraldine Cannon, MFA (University of Maine at Fort Kent)

Towels Hung on the Door, An Accidental Spectrum
Brenda Clews (Writer, Poet, Artist)

MOTHERWORK, CAREGIVING, AND PAID WORK
SESSION F4

(MASTER’S DINING HALL, 049 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Umut F. Bespinar-Ekici

Burden of “Achieving” Motherhood and Employment Together: A Comparative Study from Mexico and Turkey
Umut F. Bespinar-Ekici (University of Texas at Austin)

Changes in the Construction and Meaning of Working Motherhood
Hester Vair (University of New Brunswick)

Women, work and the question of ‘choice’: an Australian perspective
Mary Leahy (Victoria University, Australia) and
James Doughney (Victoria University, Australia)

An Assessment of Work/Family Stress: African American and White Working Family Caregivers of Elders
Brenda McGadney-Douglass (University of Toledo)

1:15-2:30 LUNCH (on your own)

2:30-4:15 FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES ON CAREWORK
SESSION G1

(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Pam J. McKenzie

Feminist Care: Perceptions and Practice
Stephanie Chastain (Independent Researcher & Educator)

Carework, Caregiving, and the Third Wave
Heather Hewett (SUNY New Paltz)

Integrating Care Work and Housework
Margrit Eichler (OISE/University of Toronto

CAREWORK IN LITERARY WORKS AND FILM
SESSION G2
(SENIOR COMMON ROOM 140 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Carol Schilling

Monster Mothers: Representations of Mothers of Sons in Popular American Movies
Jessica B. Burstrem (University of Florida)

Exploring the Boundaries of Mother Love in three works: Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use,” Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People,” and Rita Dove’s “Mother Love.”
Geraldine Cannon Becker (University of Maine at Fort Kent)

On Reading the Lives of Caregiver
Carol Schilling (University of Pennsylvania)

WORKSHOP
SESSION G4
(MASTER’S DINING HALL ROOM 049 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

Mother and Daughter Write Poetry Together: Sharing Their Lived Experience
Marie Knapp (Nurse, Educator) and
Melanie Knapp (Volunteer, Support Worker)

4:15-6:30 KEYNOTE PANEL 2
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Andrea O’Reilly

The Caring Society: The Politics of Motherhood and the Progressive Vision
Judy Stadtman Tucker, Editor of Mother’s Movement Online, Mothersmovement.org

Healing the “Managed Heart”: Labour or Love in the Health Professions?
Alexandra McGregor, (Researcher, Nursing, York University)

6:30-8:00 RECEPTION
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

Sunday, May 7, 2006

9:00 – 10:00 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

10:00- 11:30TEACHING CARE
SESSION H1

(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Linn Baran

Teaching Feminist Perspectives on Care-giving
Serena Patterson (North Island College)

Remembering and Re-Valuing Carework:
Gathering the Ephemera of the History of Motherhood in the Classroom
Jodi Vandenberg-Daves (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)

ISSUES IN FORMAL CAREGIVING
SESSION H2
(SENIOR COMMON ROOM 140 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Jessica B. Burstrem

Carework and Caregiving–Impact on the Nursing Shortage
Charlene Connolly (Northern Virginia Community College)

Consequences of the Commercialization of Caring for Interpersonal Relationships
Jessica B. Burstrem (University of Florida)

11:30 – 11:45 BREAK

11:45am– 1:00 KEYNOTE PERFORMANCE
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Andrea O’Reilly

“The Love Stories”(45 minute multi media performance (live drama, music, projected web_images) based on a 2002-2005 SSHRC funded program of research, “Living and Dying with Dignity: The Alzheimer’s Project)

Maura McIntyre (Adult Education and Counselling Psychology, OISE / University of Toronto) and
Ardra Cole, (Adult Education and Counselling Psychology at OISE / University of Toronto, Co-Director of the Centre for Arts-Informed Research at OISE/University of Toronto)

**SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR YORK UNIVERSITY SPONSORS**

OFFICE OF THE DEAN, ATKINSON
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
LABOUR STUDIES PROGRAM
CENTRE FOR FEMINIST RESEARCH
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, ACADEMIC
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON WORK AND SOCIETY
OFFICE OF THE DEAN, FACULTY OF ARTS

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

SSHRC