Title

A Careful Poetics: Caring Imagination, Caring Habits, and Haiku

Published In

Juxtapositions

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

This article contributes to the philosophical discourse of care studies and the growing interest in an aesthetic approach to care. Care ethics is a relational approach to morality first identified in the 1980s in the work of feminist theorists and today enjoys a wide academic discussion in philosophy, political theory, education theory, and medical ethics. Through a consideration of the embodied aspects of care as well as an analysis of several representative haiku, the authors argue that haiku supports the development of care capacities because it engages a caring imagination, helps people develop caring knowledge, and potentially encourages caring behavior.

Description

copyright © 2017 by The Haiku Foundation.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19477