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Aims & Objectives

The seminar series seeks to

1. Research Aims and Objectives

i. Develop a conceptual, theoretical and methodological framework for the study of abjection, alterity and work.

ii. Promote inter-disciplinary research into workplace abjection and alterity and to encourage links between researchers in areas such as organisational behaviour, human resource management, social policy, sociology, social anthropology, psychology, cultural studies and human geography.

iii. Establish collaborative research projects across more ‘specialist’ areas such as psychoanalysis, art and aesthetics, social work, health care and refugee studies.

2. Network Development Aims and Objectives

i. Bring together leading academic authorities, early-career academics and research students who have a common interest in workplace abjection and alterity.

ii. Encourage dialogue between networks of practitioners, policy-makers and academics in this area in order to build capacity in knowledge, methodology and policy.

iii. Establish an enduring framework for ongoing dialogue, collaboration and knowledge sharing between academics, policy-makers and practitioners relating to the themes of the series.

3. Dissemination and Publication Aims and Objectives

i. Develop collaboration between academics, practitioners and policy-makers in joint dissemination of insights generated, including relevant policy recommendations and evaluations.

ii. Facilitate the publication of refereed and practitioner/ policy journal papers, edited collections and special issues of appropriate journals by academics, practitioners, policy-makers and research students.

iii. Where appropriate/ desired, present summary papers based on seminar discussions at practitioner and policy organisations whose representatives have taken part in the series.