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'Going Public: The Janet Newman Project' (5 October 2010)

This forum was a special event to celebrate the career and retirement of Professor Janet Newman. The day was organised around three panels dealing with different ways of thinking about the concept of the 'public'.


by Centre Director, Jeff Husymans and John Clarke

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Panel 1

Chair: Clive Barnett
Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck): Making Personal Life Public: social movements and intimate citizenship across Europe.
Ellie Jupp (Oxford Brookes/OU): Public, Private, Domestic or Institutional: Encounters in a Sure Start Children’s Centre.
Marian Barnes (Brighton): Going Public with Private virtues.

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Panel 2

Chair: Nick Mahony
Davina Cooper (Kent): Counter-public care: the erotic challenge to normative conceptualising.
Morag McDermont (Bristol): Shelter, Social Housing and Being Public.
Jessica Pykett (Aberystwith): Communicating Government: public information technologies and citizen-subjectivities.

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Panel 3

Chair: John Clarke
Wendy Larner (Bristol): Co-exist: Towards a Prefigurative Politics.
Helen Sullivan (Birmingham) Can you see what it is yet? Local public governance and the Coalition.
Alan Cribb and Sharon Gewirtz (King’s College, London) Welfare Ethics in the Big Society: the remaking of moral identities in an era of  user involvement.
Janet Newman (Open University): Not quite the last word.

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