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Event at the Centre for Understanding Social Practices – Public Seminar

Event:  Public Seminar at the Centre for Understanding Social Practices

Theme: Re-thinking social practices and social theory: new knowledge for identity, community and childhood

When: 5pm on Wednesday 15 January 2014

Where: in The Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX

Launching 3 new publications from members of University of the West of England’s Centre for Understanding Social Practices (CUSP) and Manchester Metropolitan University’s Research Institute for Health and Social Change, this seminar will offer introductory comments, a short presentation, and an audience discussion of:

1. Tillie Curran and Katherine Runswick-Cole (eds)’s ‘Disabled children’s childhood studies: Critical approaches in a global context’

2. Liz Frost and Stuart McClean’s ‘Thinking about the life-course: A psychosocial introduction’

3. Billie Oliver and Bob Pitt’s ‘Engaging communities and service users: Context, themes and methods’

Followed by a drinks reception.

Register now.

Cost: Free
Contact: Eleri Heathcote
E-mail: eleri.heathcote@uwe.ac.uk

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Disability Studies Postdoctorate Research Associate Position at the University Of Sheffield (UK)

Job Reference Number: UOS007678

Job Title: Post-doctoral Research Associate

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 December 2016

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Department: School of Education

Salary: Grade 7

£28,972 – £36,661 per annum

Closing Date: 8th January 2014

 

This Post-doctorate Research Associate will work with Professors Dan Goodley and Elizabeth Wood and other colleagues across the Social Sciences, Humanities and Medicine, to develop a newly identified programme of inter-disciplinary research entitled ‘Transforming Disability, Culture and Childhood: Local, Global and Transdisciplinary Responses’. The successful post-holder will work with a number of academic colleagues in the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth to develop the theoretical, research and funding capabilities of a research programme comprised of three research strands:

Strand 1: Early Years (birth-5 years) Disability Diagnoses: Cultural Perspectives, Beliefs and Experiences in the Early Years.

Strand 2: Children (5-16 years) Disability Dealings: Working with Children as Critical Practitioners.

Strand 3: Young People (16 – 24 years) Disability Discourses: Analysing Emotionality and Psychologisation.

 

Applicants should hold a good first degree and a PhD in a relevant discipline (or equivalent) and have experience of undertaking qualitative research and a good track record of publications. Previous experience and skills in inter-disciplinary research is desirable

More Info here.