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05/05/2020

Caring for others – looking to the Global South

Blog-Beitrag von Solange Martínez Demarco

These days, thinking about the “others” has become popular, as it is a way of linguistically demonstrating your solidarity with the world. “I am thinking about other people but myself, I recognise there are vulnerable groups and that I am privileged”. The problem is, though, that there is a need to reflect on this concept of “other” in more detail, as it is heavily loaded with colonial pasts, with imperial histories and the oppression of an “other” that is once again overlooked during this pandemic. More than ever, it is time to take values such as solidarity and responsibility into account and look who currently is addressed by those and who is not.

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