Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance
The Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG) is a University designated Centre of Research Excellence
Large numbers of people in the global south have no access to land or a living wage. They are 'surplus' to the needs of capital, and not plausibly described as a labour reserve. What are the social forces that might assemble to keep these people alive, and why would they do so?
February's forum includes two seminars - Nando Sigona from the University of Oxford and Marja Kim Hutchings from the London School of Economics - and a CCIG Keynote Lecture by Tania Li from the University of Toronto. In addition, Jane McCarthy and Rachel Thomson will be leading a session on Young People and Intergenerational Relationships.
This month's forum includes a range of very interesting seminars given by three visiting scholars: Jose Hernandez from Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid, Spain; Marja Hannele Keranen from the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland; and Angharad Closs Stephens from Durham University.
The Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance and the OpenSpace Research Centre are hosting a joint seminar with Dr Patricia Wood from the Department of Geography at York University in Toronto, Canada. The seminar will also be preceded by a postgraduate workshop open to all research students affiliated to either Centre.
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, dozens of walls have been erected between and within nation-states. Why? What are these walls doing--materially, performatively, symbolically? What is their relationship to the erosion of state sovereignty? What is the nature of state and popular investments in them, especially when they don't 'work'?
This book launch celebrates the release of Dr Stephanie Taylor’s Narratives of Identity and Place (Routledge, 2009), which investigates the continuing importance of place for women’s identities, employing a theoretical and empirical approach based on previous work in narrative and discursive psychology.
The workshop is funded by the European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop programme. It brings together researchers from Europe whose work addresses issues of care, migration and gender from varying disciplinary and thematic perspectives, in particular including early career researchers.
This colloquium, organized by the BSA Families and Relationships Study Group, aims to encourage critical dialogue on the value of prominent concepts used in the study of contemporary living, notably families, intimacies and personal relationships.
Publicness appears to be in decline or retreat in the face of markets, consumerism and individualism. Yet questions of public participation, public governance and the reform of public services are at the top of the political agenda in many countries.