Ethics, Affect and Responsibility: Global Citizenship and the Act of Reading (Workshop, University of Bristol, 17 September 2016)

How does reading contribute to – and sometimes detract from – our ability to act as truly global citizens in the 21st century? What can literature do to encourage participation in activist movements? By what means might literature help develop a greater understanding of the lives of our far-flung others? Ethics, Affect and Responsibility: Global Citizenship and the Act of Read the full article…

Vice and Virtue: the Rise of Self-Tracking Technologies and the Moralising of ‘Health’ Behaviours (CfP, Switzerland, 10-13 May 2016

Attendance for this seminar, located at the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland, is free but registration is essential as places are limited. Please email Becky Brown if you would like to attend. Seminar Abstract A growing market for new digital technologies, including ‘wearable technology,’ smart phone apps, and other self-monitoring devices, is encouraging people to engage Read the full article…

Justice, Genes and Welfare: Are Intergenerational relationships toxic?

Francis Thirlway reports on the BSA Family Studies Group and Youth Studies Group Seminar “Justice, Genes and Welfare: Are Intergenerational relationships toxic?” (28 Nov 2013): Intergenerational relations increasingly seem to be called into question in contemporary society, highlighted as centrally implicated in some of its key ills. For example, the topic of intergenerational justice has Read the full article…