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Dr Matthew Johnson

Dr Matthew Johnson

Lecturer

County South
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YL


Tel: +44 1524 594254
Office hours: My office hours are Monday 3.30-4.30 and Tuesday 2-3.

I have an eclectic range of research interests broadly converging around the politics of cultural diversity and the relationship between culture, wellbeing, institutions and circumstance. I have written about such topics in Ethnicities, Social Indicators Research, Educational Theory, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy and Journal of Medical Ethics, my edited book, The Legacy of Marxism (Continuum), and my monograph, Evaluating Culture: Wellbeing, Institutions and Circumstance (Palgrave). I am founding editor of the journal, Global Discourse, which is published quarterly by Taylor and Francis (http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rgld20) and have taught at the Universities of Newcastle, Queensland, Iceland and York. I am currently developing a project examining welfare regimes, cultural diversity and wellbeing by organising a cross-cultural exchange between people from an Aboriginal Australian community and Ashington, a former coalmining community in my native North East of England. The regional focus provides me with good reason to continue to waste yet more time (23 years and counting) and money watching Newcastle underachieve and self-destruct.

Research Interests

Conceptions of human wellbeing and flourishing

Needs and capabilities

Invasive cultural practices

Contemporary Marxism, intervention and development

The relationship between toleration and recognition and multiculturalism and value pluralism

Religion

Circumcision

‘Big Society'

 

See Promoting Wellbeing.

Current Teaching

PPR221 Modern Political Thought 1 and PPR399 BA Hons dissertation supervision

Office Hours

My office hours are Monday 3.30-4.30 and Tuesday 2-3.

In Press

Tuva

Johnson, M. 1/11/2014 Historical dictionary of Marxism. Johnson, E., Walker, D. & Gray, D. (eds.). 2nd ed. ed. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Grundrisse

Johnson, M. 1/11/2014 Historical dictionary of Marxism. Johnson, E., Walker, D. & Gray, D. (eds.). 2nd ed. ed. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Economic and philosophical manuscripts

Johnson, M. 1/11/2014 Historical dictionary of Marxism. Johnson, E., Walker, D. & Gray, D. (eds.). 2nd ed. ed. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Communist manifesto

Johnson, M. 1/11/2014 Historical dictionary of Marxism. Johnson, E., Walker, D. & Gray, D. (eds.). 2nd ed. ed. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Introduction

Johnson, M. 2014 Conservatism and ideology. London: Routledge, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Introduction

Johnson, M. (ed.) 12/09/2014 Precariat: labour, work and politics. London: Routledge, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Introduction: conservatism and ideology

Johnson, M. 2014 In: Global Discourse. 5, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Protest

Johnson, M. 2014 London: Routledge.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Precariat: labour, work and politics

Johnson, M. 12/09/2014 London: Routledge. 208 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2014

Cultural evaluation

Johnson, M. 2014 Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research. Michalos, A. C. (ed.). Springer, p. 1388-1394 7 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Introduction

Johnson, M. 2014 Circumcision, public health, genital autonomy and cultural rights. Johnson, M. & O'Branski, M. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Introduction: precariat

Johnson, M. 2014 In: Global Discourse. 3, 3-4, p. 385-387 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Circumcision, public health, genital autonomy and cultural rights

Johnson, M. (ed.) & O'Branski, M. (ed.) 2014 London: Routledge. 206 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

The crisis of the twenty-first century: empire in an age of austerity

Johnson, M. 2014 London: Routledge. 236 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Towards a theory of cultural evaluation

Johnson, M. 2014 In: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. 17, 2, p. 145-167 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Introduction: circumcision, public health, genital autonomy and cultural rights

Johnson, M. & O'Branski, M. 2013 In: Global Discourse. 3, 2, p. 211-213 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Introduction to the journal

Johnson, M. 2013 In: Global Discourse. 3, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Evaluating culture: well-being, institutions and circumstance

Johnson, M. 2013 Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 216 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Religious circumcision, invasive rites, neutrality and equality: bearing the burdens and consequences of belief

Johnson, M. 07/2013 In: Journal of Medical Ethics. 39, 7, p. 450-455 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Progress, anti-isms and revolutionary subjects: the importance of transcending liberalism

Johnson, M. 2012 The legacy of Marxism: contemporary developments, conflicts and challenges. Johnson, M. (ed.). New York: Continuum, p. 91-116 26 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The legacy of Marxism: contemporary developments, conflicts and challenges

Johnson, M. 2012 New York: Continuum. 215 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Evaluating cultures: the instrumentalism, pluralist perfectionism, and particularism of John Gray

Johnson, M. T. 10/2012 In: Educational Philosophy and Theory. 62, 5, p. 553-572 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

Introduction: Examining the relevance of Marxism to global society

Johnson, M. 01/2011 In: Global Discourse. 2, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Towards the development of objective, universal criteria of cultural evaluation: the challenges posed by anti-foundationalism, culturalism and romanticism

Johnson, M. T. 06/2011 In: Social Indicators Research. 102, 2, p. 275-296 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

International relations theory: a critical introduction by Cynthia Weber

Johnson, M. 01/2010 In: Global Discourse. 1, 2, p. 208-211 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Editorial introduction

Johnson, M. 01/2010 In: Global Discourse. 1, 1, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Male genital mutilation: beyond the tolerable?

Johnson, M. 06/2010 In: Ethnicities. 10, 2, p. 181-207 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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