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2019-06-27Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/20130
Taking Care of the Other: Visions of a Caring Integration in Female Refugee Support Work
dc.contributor.authorSchmid, Sophia
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-01T13:58:21Z
dc.date.available2019-07-01T13:58:21Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-27none
dc.identifier.issn2183–2803
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/20883
dc.description.abstractEuropean societies have been significantly challenged recently by intensifying debates around migration and integration. In Germany, the controversy around refugees has put the question of how to negotiate cultural differences back on the agenda. This article argues that female refugee support work volunteers in Germany have developed a compelling approach to handling cultural diversity in emotional, social and cultural practices. Building on interviews with female volunteers, this article demonstrates that research subjects’ interaction with refugees is guided by an ‘ethics of care’. Care ethics is characterised by the recognition of interdependence and relationships, attention to the context and to the particular, blurring of the public and the private and orientation towards the needs of others. The research subjects show that care values, such as responsibility and attentiveness, can serve as an alternative framework to integration and to the negotiation of diversity in everyday encounters. Data from quantitative studies on refugee support work in Germany then reveals that female volunteers politicise their care work to respond to racism and right-wing xenophobia. Ultimately, a political ethics of care has the potential to structurally, politically and emotionally change established understandings of integration and the relations between host societies and immigrants.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectcultural differenceeng
dc.subjectethics of careeng
dc.subjectGermanyeng
dc.subjectintegrationeng
dc.subjectrefugeeseng
dc.subject.ddc300 Sozialwissenschaftennone
dc.titleTaking Care of the Other: Visions of a Caring Integration in Female Refugee Support Worknone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/20883-9
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/20130
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.pages10none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.17645/si.v7i2.1964
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleSocial Inclusionnone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume7none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue2none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameCogitatio Pressnone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceLisbonnone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart118none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend127none
bua.departmentHumboldt-Universität (insgesamt)none

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