Guest Lecture by Prof. Ann Phoenix: “Inequality, Intersectionality and everyday practices: Children, young people and university life”

04.11.2014 13:00 - 15:00
Inequalities are at the heart of global social divisions and have been convincingly argued to produce pernicious effects on trust, anxiety, illness and excessive consumption (Wilkinson and Pickett, 2009). Recent theorisations of intersectionality have helped to make clear that, in order to understand inequalities, we also need to understand the ways in which people are simultaneously positioned in multiple categories. This lecture will consider intersectional differences in three areas that are central to everyday lives in the global north (and frequently beyond): children’s consumption; language brokering for young people and university life. It discusses ways in which intersectional differences are central to inequalities and hence to the problems with which it is associated.

The lecture is held at Porthania IV (Suomen laki -sali), Yliopistonkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki.

About Professor Ann Phoenix

Ann Phoenix is Professor of Psychosocial Research at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London where, from 2007-October 2013, she was the Co-Director. She co-directs the Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre funded by the Department for Education and is the Principal Investigator on NOVELLA (Narratives of Varied Everyday Lives and Linked Approaches), an ESRC National Centre for Research Methods node. Her research is mainly about social identities and the ways in which psychological experiences and social processes are linked. It includes work on racialised and gendered identities and experiences; mixed-parentage, masculinities, consumption, young people and their parents and the transition to motherhood.
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The lecture is organized by the research project “Generational negotiations, social control and gendered sexualities” (GENESO) funded by the Academy of Finland and led by professor Johanna Niemi from the Faculty of Law, University of Turku and coordinated by the Finnish Youth Research Society.

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Veronika Honkasalo