See Me! Biographies of the Hidden City

GORNALL, Lesley (2018). See Me! Biographies of the Hidden City. The Qualitative Report.

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Cooper and Whyte (eds. 2017) outline the violent and isolating impact of austerity policies on increasing numbers of vulnerable people across the UK. The concerns outlined are reinforced by an increasing body of research, providing further evidence of the factual basis of the damning country report by the United Nations Human Rights Committee (2016). Despite the increasingly compelling body of evidence, and an indictment of the policy focus delivered in the results of the 2016 General election, there are only the smallest of changes to national policy, and the people affected most ‘denied recognition’, (Honneth 1995), disconnected at a structural level, socially invisible, prey to stigma and disdain. This paper introduces a research programme aiming to overcome that disconnect and link the lived experiences and hidden narratives of austerity across a city with those with the power to effect local change.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented to the World Conference on Qualitative Research, Lisbon, Oct. 17-19/18
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Health and Well-being > Department of Social Work, Social Care and Community Studies
Depositing User: Lesley Gornall
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 10:27
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 12:33

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