Power, Discourse & Harm Research Unit

Introduction

Introduction

The Power, Discourse and Harm Research Unit was established in 2015 and provides a network for colleagues who are engaged in research around the inter-relationship between: state/corporate power and state/corporate discourse; and an examination of their impacts through the lenses of zemiology (study of social harms) and agnotology (deliberate construction of social ignorance). The focus of the Unit is ‘institutional power’, or to use David Whyte’s (2009) definition, the “form of power transmitted through state institutions and private business organisations or companies”.

Events

Events

2018/2019

Power, Discourse and Harm Research Group Seminars


G4S and the South African Prison System

Wednesday 5th June at 2pm in B105

Ruth Hopkins, Investigative Journalist


The Violence of Austerity

Wednesday 27th February 2019

Dr. Vickie Cooper (Open University).

 

 

Research in Action

Research in Action

Members of the Power, Discourse and Harm Research Unit are involved in important and innovative research on a range of topics. Summaries of some of their work are available here.

Neo-liberalism and the Criminological Imagination
Disaster Crime and Crisis Management
The Prison and the Public

 

PhD Students

PhD Students

Helen Elfleet

“Gender Responsivity in a Women’s Centre: Post-Release Experiences after the Corston Report”
Supervisors: Dr Alana Barton, Dr Eleanor Peters and Professor Alyson Brown
Helen.Elfleet@edgehill.ac.uk

Holly White

‘Policing the Neoliberal Crisis’, (awarded October 2017)
Supervisors: Dr. Howard Davis, Dr. Alana Barton and Professor John Diamond
H.White@chester.ac.uk

 

Contact

Contact

Dr Alana Barton

01695 657608
Alana.Barton@edgehill.ac.uk

Edge Hill University
Department of Law & Criminology
St Helens Road
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 4QP
United Kingdom