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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 2:00-3:00 and Thursday 1-2.

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 EthnicitiesSocial Indicators ResearchEducational TheoryCritical 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 and have taught at the Universities of Newcastle, Queensland, Iceland and York. I am currently developing a participatory project entitled A Cross-Cultural Working Group on ‘Good Culture' and Precariousness, which involves non-academic community co-researchers from Ashington, a former coalmining community in my native North East of England, and Aboriginal Australian communities from around Brisbane, Australia, working together through exchanges to each other's communities to examine and develop guidelines for ‘good' cultural responses to precariousness. The project is funded by a philanthropic foundation. A Lancaster University Knowledge Exchange Fellowship is funding Roger Appleton of Brightmoon Media to film a documentary on the project.

Research Interests

The relationship between culture, cultural diversity and human wellbeing

Invasive cultural practices, particularly FGM and male circumcision

Aboriginal Australian affairs

Multiculturalism and toleration

‘Big Society'

Contemporary Marxism and political ideology

 Ukraine, Russia and Eastern European politics

 

See A Cross-Cultural Working Group on ‘Good Culture' and Precariousness

Office Hours

My office hours are Monday 2:00-3:00 and Thursday 1-2.

Additional Information

Media

I have been interviewed on, among other things, the recent Ukraine crisis. I am more than happy to be interviewed on the broad topics outlined under ‘research interests' above.

In Press

Conservatism and ideology

Johnson, M. (ed.), Garnett, M. (ed.) & Walker, D. (ed.) expected in 2015 Routledge.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Introduction

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

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Introduction: conservatism and ideology

Johnson, M. expected in 2015 In: Global Discourse. 5, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Protest: analysing current trends

Johnson, M. (ed.) & Suliman, S. (ed.) expected on 20/01/2015 London: Routledge. 304 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2014

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

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

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

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

Precariat: labour, work and politics

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

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

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. (ed.), Foster, R. (ed.) & Edward, M. (ed.) 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. (ed.) 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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