The Slow Movement offers feminist scholars permission to inhabit multiple identities and recognizes the inherent value of care work as work. Against an intimate living backdrop of pancreatic cancer, COVID-19, and overwork, I practice Slow scholarship by embodied caring for three elders while experiencing powerful anxiety. Identifying as a daughter, mother, carer, student, friend, leader, and scholar, I look to a variety of wisdom sources outside universal concepts of value and time to ground myself in the present. Zen, Taoism, and existentialism suggest staying with anxiety as a viable means to live in an uncomfortable present.
Behrisch, T. J. (2020). Cooking a Pot of Beef Stew: Navigating Through Difficult Times Through Slow Philosophy. Qualitative Inquiry, 1077800420941057. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800420941057.
Cooking a Pot of Beef Stew: Navigating Through Difficult Times Through Slow Philosophy
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