Challenging and Changing Institutional Abuses of Power
This event aims to draws on examples of unequal and harmful power dynamics that result in various forms of abuse across different organisational and institutional spaces and highlights the strategies being utilised to challenge them. By not limiting the event to the institutional abuses of one specific institution, we hope to draw out the similarities and differences in the conditions, behaviours, relations, and actions that facilitate abuses of power across multiple institutions and in relation to a range of social groups and abuses. In doing so, we aim to drive discussions towards opportunities and strategies for challenging such abuses.
Dr Maddie Breeze, University of Strathclyde
Prof Steve Tombs, The Open University
Dr Jennifer Jones, Independent Researcher, Freelance Journalist
We are seeking abstracts for paper presentations that engage with challenging and changing institutional abuses of power.
Institutions can include but are not limited to: universities; law and the justice system; sport; the entertainment industry; places of employment; religious establishments; state and local level governance; and corporations.
Abuses of power include, but are not limited to: physical and mental harm; indirect or direct discrimination and oppression based on identity and intersections of identities; negligence and malpractice; sexual abuse; and epistemic violence.
Full details can be found here.
The conference is hosted by Abertay University at our campus in the heart of Dundee.
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Registration fees: BSA members £5. Non-BSA members £15
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