´Caring in this context is both a doing and ethico-political commitment that affects the way we produce knowledge about things. It goes beyond a moral disposition or wishful thinking to transform how we experience and perceive the things we study. Here care stands for a signifier of necessary yet mostly dismissed labours of everyday maintenance of life, an ethico-political commitment to neglected things, and the affective remaking of relationships with our objects. (...)

The notion of ‘matters of care’ (...) suggests that we make of them what is needed to generate more caring relationships (...) commitment to care can be a speculative effort to think how things could be different. ’

Maria Puig de La Bellacasa "Matters of care in technoscience: Assembling neglected things." Social studies of science 41, no. 1 (2011): 85-106.