Person-Centred Social Science – Who is the Last Poet Standing?

19 January 2016, 12:30 - 14:00

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Alison Liebling (Criminology)
Judith Gardom (Education/Criminology)


Riffing off a video of Joelle Taylor’s ‘The last poet standing’, this session will explore what (often) unarticulated assumptions do social scientists make about  personhood in how they design and explore their research questions? Drawing on her work on Trust, Risk and Faith in High Security prisons, Alison Liebling (Criminology) will lead us in conversation about how visions of human nature shape our theories of individual identity and potential, social action and institutions. Judith Gardom (Education/Criminology) will draw on her work about forms of recognition and its importance in educational settings. She will consider when the personal becomes political, and how this might influence methodology.



Open to all.  No registration required
Part of The Subversive Good Disrupting Power, Transcending Inequalities Research Group Seminar Series

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