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Self-Harm

Acceptance and Constraint – Contemporary Perspectives of Self-Harm on Locked Wards

By Rebecca Fish I began researching experiences of self-harm when I was working at an NHS inpatient unit for people with learning disabilities. In 2000, I embarked on an NHS funded long-term research study with my colleague, Helen Duperouzel, exploring understandings of self-harm from the perspective of care staff and the people detained in the unit. In […]

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On Goffman: Ethnography and the Ethics of Care

By Michaela Benson Since its publication last year, Alice Goffman’s On the Run has been subject to a growing chorus of scrutiny and scepticism. Important questions have been raised about various aspects of Goffman’s conduct, amidst a wider sea of criticism that some have found excessive. In this post our editorial board member Michaela Bensonargues that […]

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New Ethnographic Contexts and Methodological Innovation: Creativity, Imagination and Performance

Time: 2:00pm – 6:45pm, Friday 8th June, 2018 Location: The University of Kent, Cornwallis East, Common Room, Room 329, Third Floor Two volumes published separately in two sides of the Atlantic invite us to envisage a methodological universe that expands beyond conventional methods and approaches. Les Back & Nirmal Puwar in Live Methods (2013)—a Sociological Review Monograph—have put forward a […]

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