Caring Societies

Our research here follows a number of different strands. Ruth Evans, Sophie Bowlby and Sally Lloyd-Evans explore the time-space practices of care within families and communities, ethics of care and intergenerational relations. Dr Avril Maddrell investigates emotional-affective geographies, deathscapes, sacred mobilities, and place, landscape and heritage. Mike Goodman focuses on a critical analysis of ethics in food network, exploring responsible 'alternative' production and ethical consumption within local, regional and global food systems and implications for community resilience. Hilary Geoghegan researches the role of emotion and affect in caring for the environment through conceptualizing the cultures, practices and processes of care and responsibility surrounding citizen science in tree health monitoring in the UK. We also address issues of social, economic and environmental justice and questions of rights, power and inequalities, across a range of scales and geographical settings. Chuks Okereke explores the justice and ethical dimensions of climate governance comprising mitigation, adaptation and low carbon development while Mike Goodman has critically analysed the 'spectacleisation' of climate change.

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News from HGRC

  • Professor Mike Goodman has had two new books published on alternative food networks and food transgressions
  • and Giuseppe Feola have been awarded British Council Researcher Links Travel Grants to conduct research in the Western Cape, South Africa and Michigan, USA respectively.
  • Leverhulme grant for £135,532 awarded to Ruth Evans with Sophie Bowlby and Jane Ribbens McCarthy (OU) on 'Death in the Family in Urban Senegal: bereavement, care and family relations'
  • NERC Impact Accelerator grant for £12,000 awarded to Hilary Geoghegan with Rob Jackson to examine the uptake of phages in the treatment of tree disease.
  • was awarded the UNFCCC Momentum for Change Award 2013 for her work in Maputo, Mozambique

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