Sociology Seminar Series 2014-15

Spring seminars

Many thanks to our previous speaker, Prof Peter Phillimore (PDF: 67KB), for sharing his thoughts on a sociology of public health with reference to research projects in the Middle East. It was great to welcome so many colleagues to hear about Peter’s recent work.

Our next seminar, a joint PEALS and Sociology event, takes place on May 13 with Richard Tutton discussing self-care as clinical labour (PDF: 68KB). Richard is Senior Lecture in the Department of Sociology and Centre for Science Studies at Lancaster. He has been researching the social life of genomic knowledge in relation to issues of subjectivity, identity, public involvement and commercial expectations. His monograph Genomics and the Reimagining of Personalized Medicine (Ashgate) was published in 2014. His talk offers a critical reflection on the re-positioning, since the 1970s, of self-care as a form of clinical labour in which patients take on tasks that were formerly the responsibility of health professionals.

Please join us for the last seminar of the series, followed by wine in the CLB 4th floor common room area.

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Past Seminars

Sociology Seminar Series - Richard Tutton

Self-care as clinical labour. Joint PEALS/Sociology seminar

Location: Seminar Room, 4th Floor Claremont Bridge
Time/Date: 13th May 2015, 16:00 - 17:30

Sociology Seminar Series - Peter Phillimore

Thoughts on a sociology of public health in the Middle East

Sociology Seminar Series - Joan Haran - CANCELLED

Unfortuantely this seminar has been cancelled

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