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The Line: Documentary Research Creation and the Ethics of Care

  • Author / Creator
    Goertz, Anthony
  • What are the effects of a workplace based on an ethics of care? This paper takes into account the major theorizing on the subject and applies it in analysing my research subject: a company called Quality One Training and Support, Inc. Q1 is contracted by the City of Edmonton to carry out the monumental task of sorting Edmontonians’ municipal solid waste. Q1 hires people with barriers to employment. These barriers include criminal records, histories of addiction, new immigrant status, disabilities of various kinds, and so on. The result is a diverse workforce of difficult-to-employ people doing the important work of reducing a city’s waste. Q1’s workplace culture, guided by an ethics of care, is the subject of my analysis, which takes the form of a documentary film and this companion paper. This paper explores the ethics of care in action. While the effects of Q1’s ethics are difficult to quantify, their efforts create a network of care that offers employees the tangible benefits of a healthy community. Documentary available at (login required): https://era-av.library.ualberta.ca/media_objects/df65v9012

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2020
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-pxgs-zz49
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