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Sociology Departmental Seminar with: Celia Roberts and Imogen Tyler (Lancaster)
Date: 31 May 2011 Time: 4.15 - 6.00 pm
Venue: FASS MR 2/3
Celia Roberts, Imogen Tyler & Candice Satchwell (Lancaster University)
"Health Advocacy in `the Big Society': An Anatomy of a Childbirth Organisation"
This paper draws on data from the European Patient Organizations in Knowledge Society (EPOKS) project. Focusing on the influential childbirth and parenting organization, the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), we examine the development of health advocacy in the UK from the 1950s to the present day. Situating our analysis within a literature on social movements in health and their engagement with scientific knowledge and practices, we discuss the conflicts and ambiguities inherent in the NCT's evolving identity, particularly in light of the pressures conferred by the notion of 'the Big Society'. We argue that the apparent paradoxes of this organization offer important insights into contemporary debates in the sociology of health and illness, and raise critical questions about the hybrid state of health advocacy today.
There will be wine and nibbles in the Sociology department afterwards
Who can attend: Anyone
Organising departments and research centres: Sociology
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