Citizenship, Identity and Social Change
Room 11.13 (African Studies Library), Social Studies Building, University of Leeds
Speaker: Dr. Angharad Beckett (School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds).
Her talk will explore the implications for citizenship theorising associated with three characteristics of the late modern condition: the increasing fragmentation of identity; shared vulnerability; and the emergence of new forms of social and political 'engagement'.
This talk is open to all, and will be followed by questions and discussion.
Dr. Angharad Beckett is lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds. Her central research interest is citizenship theory and the nature of social and political engagement. In her recent book 'Citizenship and Vulnerability: disability and issues of social and political engagement' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) she reconsiders theorising on citizenship and social movements in the light of 'vulnerability' - referring in this instance to what has been termed 'bodily vulnerability'- and explores the implications for citizenship theorising of the emergence of the disabled people's movement and a range of theoretical insights and debates from within disability studies.
The African Studies library is located on the first floor (Level 11) of the Social Sciences Building.