Seminar 2 Blogs

Reflections on Seminar Two: Taking stock of the present

A blog post by the series organisers: Kim Allen, Sara De Benedictis, Kayleigh Garthwaite, Tracey Jensen, and Ruth Patrick Our second seminar in the Welfare Imaginaries series took place in Liverpool on the 25th September. We met at the same time and in the same city as the Labour Party Conference, at which Margaret Greenwood… Continue reading Reflections on Seminar Two: Taking stock of the present

Seminar 2 Blogs

Reflections from Welfare Imaginaries: considering the value of coming together in order to affect change

A guest blog post by Tracey Herrington, Thrive You always wonder whether attendance and presenting at events is ‘best use of your time’ – I often ask myself will my attendance make a difference? Will people find something useful or interesting in what I have to say? Will I glean any insight/inspiration from any of the… Continue reading Reflections from Welfare Imaginaries: considering the value of coming together in order to affect change

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Listen back to presentations from Seminar 2

The second seminar in the series took place on the 25th September in Liverpool. Entitled  '21st century welfare: Understanding the present', the day provided an opportunity to explore how welfare is represented and understood in the present day.  The seminar included presentations from a range of speakers, a welfare walk (led by Paul Jones, University of… Continue reading Listen back to presentations from Seminar 2

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Welfare Imaginaries: Reflections from the first seminar

A guest blog post by Nancy Evans, University of Liverpool As a PhD student researching gendered experiences of benefits stigma, I was very excited to hear about the Welfare Imaginaries seminar series, which not only explores how welfare is understood and constructed today, but also how it has been imagined in the past and can be… Continue reading Welfare Imaginaries: Reflections from the first seminar