Hubbub, Workfare and BMJ Critical Medical Humanities

By June 25, 2015Blog

Earlier this month saw the release of Critical Medical Humanities, a special edition of BMJ Medical Humanities. This special edition features work by Hubbub collaborator and inequalities researcher, Lynne Friedli, working with Robert Stearn of Birkbeck, University of London, in the form of the paper, Positive affect as coercive strategy: conditionality, activation and the role of psychology in UK government workfare programmes.’

Lynne and Robert’s article has received considerable public attention and a summary of the various press releases and responses is outlined here.

Critical Medical Humanities was guest edited by Hubbub’s own Felicity Callard and Angela Woods, alongside Will Viney, also of Durham University, and features an article authored by the three guest editors which forms part of Hubbub research.

The release is accompanied by a podcast on the subject of workfare and associated psychological practices featuring Lynne, Robert and Angela.

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