UEL Centre for Cultural Studies Research
Women, Benefit Shaming
and the Dismantling of Welfare
A Feminist Critique of Neoliberalism
Professor of Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London
University Square Stratford, Room USG 17
Wednesday May 31st 2017, 6:30 pm
Professor Angela McRobbie has been a leading figure in Cultural Studies since the mid-1970s. Her published work encompasses books and articles on feminist theory, gender and popular culture, fashion and creative economy, and working lives in the culture industries. She is currently Mercator Fellow, Germany where she is completing a book on feminism and the culture of neoliberalism (polity 2018).
Her most recent books include
This lecture makes an argument about the centrality of women’s participation in work and in family life as a critical tenet of contemporary neoliberalism’s dismantling of welfare. A key means for effecting this change includes a gendered modality of benefit shaming.
Admission is free to all and there is no need to book.
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