Care Resources

Care Readings

The UW Ethics of Care hub for literature on Care Research (organized in alphabetical order of first authors last name.)

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Baltra-Ulloa, A. J. (2017).

Barlow 2016

Barnes: Abandoning Care?, Critical Social Policy

Barry: (Part 1,  part 2)





Botes, A.


Carse, A. L. (1991).


Chowdhury 2014

Ciulla, J. B. (2009).

Clement, Care, Autonomy and Justice

Cloyes, K. G. (2002)

Collins, Core of Care Ethics


Coopmans and McNamara 2020

Diller, A. (1988).

Donleavy 2008

Edwards (2009) 

Edwards, R., & Mauthner, M. 2002


Ellis 2016

Engster: care ethics and animal welfare,  Care Ethics and Politcal Theory, Care Ethics and Natural Law Theory 

Émon, Ayeshah, and Christine Garlough. “Refiguring the South Asian American Tradition Bearer: Performing the” Third Gender” in Yoni Ki Baat.” Journal of American Folklore, 128, no. 510 (2015): 412-437.


Fernando 2019


Flores, Y. G. (2009)

French, W., & Weis, A. (2000)

Garlough, Christine L.. “Folklore and Performing Political Protest: Calls of Conscience at the 2011 Wisconsin Labor Protests.” Western Folklore (2011): 337-370.

Garlough, Christine L. “Vernacular Culture and Grassroots Activism: Non-Violent Protest and Progressive Ethos at the 2011 Wisconsin Labour Protests,” In Pnina Werbner, Martin Webb, and Kathryn Spellman-Poots (Eds.) The Political Aesthetics of Global Protest: The Arab Spring and BeyondEdinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press (2014): 263-290.

Desi Divas: Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances is the product of five years of field research with progressive activists associated with the School for Indian Languages and Cultures (SILC), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), the feminist dance collective Post Natyam, and the grassroots feminist political organization South Asian Sisters. Christine L. Garlough explores how traditional cultural forms may be critically appropriated by marginalized groups and used as rhetorical tools to promote deliberation and debate, spur understanding and connection, broaden political engagement, and advance particular social identities. Within this framework she examines how these performance activists advocate a political commitment to both justice and care, to both deliberative discussion and deeper understanding. To consider how this might happen in diasporic performance contexts, Garlough weaves together two lines of thinking. One grows from feminist theory and draws upon a core literature concerning the ethics of care. The other comes from rhetoric, philosophy, and political science literature on recognition and acknowledgment. This dual approach is used to reflect upon South Asian American women’s performances that address pressing social problems related to gender inequality, immigration rights, ethnic stereotyping, hate crimes, and religious violence.

Case study chapters address the relatively unknown history of South Asian American rhetorical performances from the early 1800s to the present. Avant-garde feminist performances by the Post Natyam dance collective appropriate women’s folk practices and Hindu goddess figures make rhetorical claims about hate crimes against South Asian Americans after 9/11. In Yoni ki Bat (a South Asian American version of The Vagina Monologues) a progressive performer transforms aspects of the Mahabharata narrative to address issues of sexual violence, such as incest and rape. Throughout the volume, Garlough argues that these performers rely on calls for acknowledgment that intertwine calls for justice and care. That is, they embed their testimony in traditional cultural forms to invite interest, reflection, and connection.




Gunaratnam, Y. (2008).

Halwani, R. (2003)



Held : Can the Ethics of Care Handle Violence? , Care and Justice in a Global Context, The-Ethics-of-Care-Personal-Political-and-Global-by-Virginia-Held,

Hobart and Tamara Kneese 2020


HWANG 2019



COVID-19 Resources

The UW Ethics of Care Workshop is here to support our entire community in these uncertain times. Here, we will provide resources related to teaching, self-care, virus information, and more.

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Combatting Hunger

Mutual Aid

General resources
Dane County
  • Dane County Neighbors Helping Neighbors (Facebook group for people to request and provide favors, such as transportation and grocery delivery, from neighbors and community members during COVID-19)
Madison specific

Primary Information Resources

Madison Information

Dane County food drop offs (specifically for children/families)

Comprehensive list of resources for Madison residents. (Community support, rent support, emergency financial funds, unemployment resources, funds for students, food security, medical funds etc.)

Free Internet For Students 

How to get free lunches for school kids in Madison

A Room of One’s Own continues to do curbside pickup and free shipping in the Madison area. They have also provided a comprehensive reading list in response to the current situation.

UW Health- What You Need to Know

Message from the Interim Dean

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (that tracks the outbreaks in WI)

Public Health in Madison & Dane County which has this data base. (Data specific to the Madison area)

State of Wisconsin COVID-19 Coronavirus Information (latest updates from the Governor)

A job-matching program that the Urban League has created. More information can be found here and there is contact information at the bottom of the page for those seeking employment or workers.’

Good stuff on back to school and Covid19! From our app and website Covid-19 Wisconsin Connect

Health and Well-Being

Arts and Entertainment for Social Isolation

Bethany Jurewicz, the event coordinator for Garver Feed Mill, partnered with the Madison Arts Commission and Dane Arts to organize Outside Looking In: A Drive-Thru Art Exhibit
Globally, it has become a popular symbol of solidarity and hope to display rainbows and hearts in the windows of homes and businesses. This article lists some impressive displays from around the world.
Most businesses and many homes have hearts and rainbows in their windows in Oregon; artist Emily Balsley organized a neighborhood rainbow fence along Fox Ave and she is collaborating with muralists Brian Kehoe and Ray Mawst to create murals with messages of hope throughout Madison. They’re calling their collective Oh Ya Studio  and were inspired to come together (while practicing safe social distancing measures) in response to the pandemic.
Laurie Rossbach, the art director of the Madison Children’s Museum, has been creating large scale mosaic sculptures depicting empowered, mythological women and placing them in her front yard, and Joshua Ludke started the Neighborhood Art Discovery group on Facebook to encourage Madison folks to create, document, and share their chalk and nature art

Quarantine Quilt: A community Art Project Through the Wisconsin Museum

Virtual Tours of 12 Museums 

Virtual Field Trips

Visit National Parks Virtually

Ways to Stay Social Online

Coloring pages for children from local Madison artist

Virtual Travels in the Pandemic Age – The New York Times

Sugaring Season

10 Ways to Ease Your Coronavirus Anxiety – The New York Times What to Watch and Do in Quarantine at Home – The New York Times

The Tank is producing weekly video discussions with artists and creators.

Geffen Playhouse is posting original content to its website and social media pages weekly. Three Geffen productions

Jordan Grubb has enlisted some fellow musical theater actors to create a lip sync video of “One Day More” from the show “Les Misérables.”

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has a streaming series of performances, workshops and other events on its website and social media pages.

The Hampstead Theater production of “I and You” starring Maisie Williams is available on Instagram at @hampstead_theatre and @lalatellsastory until March 29.
Recordings of shows, original short films, documentary footage, and video work are available at the Third Angel theater company’s website.
A streaming video of the Alliance Theater production of “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience,” a family musical, is available through March 29.
Patrick Stewart has posted videos of himself reading sonnets by Shakespeare on his Twitter feed. 
“The Rosie O’Donnell Show” returned for one night in support of the Actors Fund. The broadcast is on and on YouTube.
New Zoom livestream that was created in response to the quarantine called Conduit. Three local arts organizers–Jennie Bastian (Communication), Scott Gordon (Tone Madison) and Olivia Wesden (UnderBelly Arts Collective) host a weekly livestream where they talk to artists, musicians and others about how the local culture can adapt and survive during this time.
In This Together Studio, organized by Danika Brubaker. An online kids art gallery to raise money for area food pantries and non-profits

The Met began streaming for free encore presentations of its Live in HD series.


You are invited to the World Premiere of GenderTalks, “an exciting and timely documentary theatre project about trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming folks’ experiences of gender.” These real-life stories come from online conversations between folks in Dane County, Wisconsin, and Blackhawk County Iowa, and have been artfully blended together by playwright Orion Risk.  Join us live on Facebook or YouTube on Friday, September 4th & Saturday and a short talkback with playwright Orion Risk and director Finch Moore at the conclusion of Saturday’s performance. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go to Cedar Valley Pride in Blackhawk Co, IA, and Outreach MAGIC Festival: A Pride Celebration in Dane Co, WI. To donate to one of these organizations, visit the pages here:

Listen to Chrissy Widmayer’s interview on Chaldean family foodways with Capri Cafaro for her radio show Eat Your Heartland Out. The episode, which is on Middle Eastern influences in Midwestern foodways can be found here:

Caregiving Tips

How to Help


United Way of Dane County’s safety guidelines for volunteering in communities before helping

The UW Madison Morgridge Center for Public Service has a website with a variety of ways to get involved including volunteering, donating, activism, and other pathways to public service

Contact UW Health at with your name, phone number, email and home address. They will be sending out a sewing pattern and list of acceptable materials for volunteers to make masks.

  • Do NOT begin sewing until you have received instructions from them; they will not accept items that don’t follow their guidelines.

Hand Washing

Flattening the Curve (Stevens)

Selfless Acts

Volunteer Wisconsin COVIS-19 Response

Food Insecurity for Children

Emergency Contacts

Combatting COVID-19 Racism