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Seminar 2: The Politics of Individual Health, Well-being and Behaviour: What does the material turn offer for theorising individuals in neoliberal contexts?

Lecture in Newton Building
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This seminar explores an emerging theoretical approach in relation to health, activism and precarity and is in collaboration with the British Sociological Association’s New Materialist Study Group.

  • From: Thursday 8 September 2022, 1.30 pm
  • To: Thursday 8 September 2022, 3.30 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 7 September 2022, 12.00 am
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The Department of Social Work, Care and Community is hosting seminars to invite colleagues from departments across the School of Social Sciences at NTU into dialogue with its concerns and welcomes external attendees too.

  • From: Thursday 8 September 2022, 1.30 pm
  • To: Thursday 8 September 2022, 3.30 pm
  • Location: City Campus, Newton Building, Lecture Theatre 6 (LT6).
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 7 September 2022, 12.00 am


Approaches drawing on post-humanism and new materialism are Increasingly popular in Sociology and across the social sciences. How do such approaches theorise relations between the personal and the political? These authors are each drawing on new materialist approaches to their various topics of activism, precarity and health.


Millie Light,

Ulster University

Reconsidering precarity through affect theory

followed by 10 mins for direct discussion


Prof Angharad Beckett and Dr Tom Campbell,

University of Leeds

To resist is to invent: rethinking theories of social movements

followed by up to 10 mins for direct discussion


Prof Nick J Fox, University of Huddersfield

Politics of a pandemic: a more-than-human analysis, followed by discussion

Our intention is to show how social work’s practical concern with individuals and families does (must) not close down social, political and intersectional analysis, may draw on legal and international analyses, and to remind colleagues that the Social Work and Social Policy REF Unit of Assessment is a ‘broad church’ into which their work may fit.

All welcome. For online attendance, please register via BSA New Materialist Study Group

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