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Whistle While You Work (For Nothing): Positive Affect as Coercive Strategy – The Case of Workfare

In this post, Lynne Friedli and Robert Stearn look at the role of  psychological coercion, notably through the imposition of positive affect,  in UK Government workfare programmes. There has been little or no debate about the recruitment of psychology/psychologists into monitoring,  … Continue reading

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Ted Schrecker ‘A tale of two controversies: Standards of proof in health policy’ (Seminar, Durham University, 29 Jan 2014)

A tale of two controversies: Standards of proof in health policy Professor Ted Schrecker 29th January 2014, 4-5pm Pennington Room, Grey College This Durham CELLS seminar will be given by Ted Schrecker who is Professor of Global Health Policy, Durham … Continue reading

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New cartographies of health in a globalizing world – Ted Schrecker (Seminar, Durham University, 29 Nov 2013)

New cartographies of health in a globalizing world Prof. Ted Schrecker Anthropology Seminar Room, Dawson Building, Durham University Thursday 28 November – 13.00 – 15.00 All Welcome Anthropologists have been distinctively effective in tracing linkages between the macro-scale economic processes … Continue reading

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International Health and the Limits of its Global Influences: Bhutan and the Worldwide Smallpox Eradication Programme – Sanjoy Bhattacharya (Seminar, 21 November 2013, Durham University)

International Health and the Limits of its Global Influences: Bhutan and the Worldwide Smallpox Eradication Programme Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya Thursday 21 November 2013 Birley Room, Hatfield College, 5-7pm Histories of the global smallpox eradication programme have tended to concentrate on … Continue reading

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Jane Macnaughton – ‘Scaling Up’ (Podcast from the Asssociation of Medical Humanities conference, 2013)

In this audio recording you will hear Jane Macnaughton give her keynote address at the Annual Association of Medical Humanities conference, held at the University of Aberdeen. If you have not yet read Will Viney’s review of the conference, this … Continue reading

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Critical Geographies of Urban Health & Well-being (CFP, Conference, Southampton, 21–22 November 2013)

CRITICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF URBAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING A two-day conference and open discussion organised by the RGS-IBG Urban Geography Research Group (UGRG). Dates: 21-22 November 2013 Location: University of Southampton, UK Preliminary Call for Contributions This year’s UGRG Conference will … Continue reading

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Call For Participants: ‘Critical Medical Humanities’, Durham University (4 & 5 November 2013)

Organisers:  Felicity Callard, Will Viney, Angela Woods (Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University) To mark the conclusion of Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities’ Wellcome Trust Strategic Award, we are hosting an intense, future-orientated and interdisciplinary symposium. We invite 50 applicants … Continue reading

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