Welfare State Perceptions of Normality and the Justification of Interventions

Locations
Room 139, School of Education Building R19
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences, Students
Date(s)
Monday 14th October 2013 (17:00-18:30)
Contact

Ian Grosvenor
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4826
Email i.d.grosvenor@bham.ac.uk

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DOMUS Seminar Series 2013

With Speaker Dr Christian Ydesen from Aalborg University, Denmark

Dr Christian Ydesen is a visiting scholar in the School of Education until January 2014. In this seminar he will make a brief presentation of himself including an outline of the research project “Professional interventions as a state-crafting grammar addressing "the immigrant"” which has brought him to Birmingham. He will then elaborate on the comparative perspective between a Danish case and the Birmingham case in order to communicate what he will be doing during his stay. In order to do this he will introduce the theoretical concept of 'state crafting' and exemplify using some of the English and Danish findings concerning the welfare state professionals’ construct of pupil normality and deviation in the 1950s and 1960s. He hopes this will spark a good discussion about angles and perspectives as well as provide useful feedback for his work in Birmingham.

All are welcome.