CFP: Keywords Reader

We are delighted to announce the call for papers for the volume “Keywords Reader”

Abstract. Care, welfare, or dependency: all three are keywords, which shifted their meanings throughout the last centuries. In all three cases we are well aware of the modulations of the terms and the network of the words. Conceptual history and historical semantics offer approaches to examine keywords and to use them as means for getting insights in cultural and social formations. Books by the Welsh thinker Raymond Williams and the German sociologist Stephan Lessenich provide us with first collections of keywords. Among them are some which inform our studies on the history of care and the mixed economy of welfare.

In light of these contributions, we would like to invite the members of the COST Action “Who cares in Europe” to work on a keywords reader, which is concentrated on the terms important to understand the history of care and welfare.

Should you be interested in joining the project, please contact Nicole Kramer or Maren Hachmeister by April 30, 2022.

Please find the call for papers in its entirety in the PDF attached.